is one of Bofors most well-known and established air defence system
ever. This air defence missile system is operational in 13 customer
countries all over the world.
to the Army system, it is also operational in some countries in other
services as Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The RBS-70 has been
under constant improvement adapted to the most sophisticated future
threat and using the latest solutions in missile technology.
The RBS-70 was initially developed for the Swedish Armed Forces
intercept range in the head-on sector
accuracy and kill probability
all known hostile and natural jamming
the ground capability
to Line of Sight
potential to night capability
selected laser guidance solution in order to fulfil these essential
requirements. RBS 70 was the first laser guided defence missile system
in the world, which means we have a long experience in this
technology. From the very first, the RBS-70 was developed as a
complete missile system and also given a potential of integration with
most wheeled and tracked vehicles. The RBS-70 is superior to
competitive man-portable air defence missile systems. Because of its 7
km intercept range in the head-on sector range it really belongs to a
class other than the VSHORAD.
In its basic configuration the RBS-70 comprises a tripod, sight and
missile. In a complete system configuration several fire units can be
connected to a surveillance radar enabling all C3I functions. A number
of radar options with ready interface are available. And automatic
threat evaluation is a part of the combat control at two separate
If RBS-70 isnít interfaced with a surveillance radar it can operate
autonomously. In the RBS 70 VLM (Vehicle Launched Missile) for wheeled
and tracked applications, the RBS-70 can easily be dismounted and used
independently. With a Clip-on Night Device, designated COND, the RBS-70 can operate 24 hours a day. A complete RBS-70 fire unit consisting
of the weapon itself, COND and Battlefield Management Terminal (BMT)
requires only batteries as power supply. No cooling gas is required.
The missileís shaped charge is surrounded by more than 3 000 tungsten
pellets. The jet of the shaped charge can penetrate any aerial threat.
And if the target is carrying armour the penetration will be followed
immediately by a severe behind the armour effect. In some intercept
situations the combined effect of shaped charge and tungsten pellets
will cause a devastating effect. The laser operated proximity fuze is,
like the rest of the system, unjammable. The high system reliability
with the latest missile is more than 0.93 verified by big customers as
the Swedish and Norwegian Armed Forces.
Man portable air
1.1kg blast fragmentation with a laser proximity and
Speed Mach 1.6, range 7km