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Saab has received an order for its Mobile Short Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), the company announced on 17 January 2024.

The order, which was booked in the fourth quarter of 2023, is worth around SEK 300 million (EUR 26.4 million). Deliveries will be made out to 2026.

The FMV and Swedish armed forces will use the acquired solution in two configurations, both of which will be integrated on the BvS10 armoured all-terrain tracked carrier, to further define Sweden’s future mobile air defence requirements.

“We are proud that our Swedish customer has chosen to use Saab’s mobile short-range air defence solution for this purpose,” Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s Dynamics business area, was quoted as saying in a company press release. “Our advanced solution is truly mobile, providing crucial protection for forces on the battlefield.”

Saab’s MSHORAD is a vehicle-integrated solution that can identify, counter and neutralise air threats, including unmanned aerial vehicles and armoured helicopters, quickly and effectively, according to Saab. The system consists of a mobile radar unit, based on Saab’s Giraffe 1X radar, and a mobile firing unit, based on the company’s RBS 70 NG manportable surface-to-air missile system, all connected with Saab’s ground-based air defence command-and-control solution (GBAD C2).

The Swedish armed forces will use Saab’s MSHORAD solution to further define Sweden’s future mobile air defence requirements. (Photo: Saab)