Swedish Army Acquires Saab Anti-Tanks Missiles Systems

As part of this process, Sweden acquired Carl-Gustaf launchers and rockets worth $39 million, as well as RBS 56 BILL guided missile systems, worth about $23 million

Swedish Army Acquires Saab Anti-Tanks Missiles Systems

Photo source: SAAB website

The Swedish Army is being equipped with various Saab anti-tanks missile systems. As part of this process, the FMV (Swedish Defense Materiel Administration) has acquired Carl-Gustaf launchers and rockets worth $39 million to be supplied in the years 2022-2023, as well as RBS 56 BILL guided missile systems, worth about $23 million.

The RBS 56 BILL is a man-portable anti-tank guided missile system developed in Sweden by the Bofors and now produced by SAAB. An RBS 56 launcher station consists of a tripod, a missile in its container, and a sighting unit. Both day and infrared night sights are available, with the day sight having a 1x magnification, and the night sight has a 7x magnification. The RBS 56 BILL missile can be used against both static and moving targets with a firing range from 150m to 2,200m.

According last week's FMV announcement, Sweden collaborates with France for the acquisition of the new MMP (Medium-Range Missile) designed and developed by the French company MBDA that could be delivered in 2025.

Armyrecognition.com website tells that in July 2021, France and Sweden agreed to co-develop a new anti-tank missile based on MBDA’s Missile Moyenne Portée (Medium-Range Missile/MMP) missile. The French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA French Defense Procurement Agency) has signed a letter of intent with Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) to produce these new missiles. In November 2021, Army Recognition has reported that Sweden has conducted firing tests with the French MMP (Medium-Range Missile) designed and developed by the company MBDA.

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