Saab Australia has signed a contract with the Australian authorities to upgrade the RBS 70 ground-based air defence weapon system and Giraffe AMB radar fielded by the country’s army. The contract has a combined value of approximately AUD32.5 million.
Delivered under the AIR 90 programme, the existing identification friend or foe (IFF) capability of the RBS 70 and Giraffe AMB systems will be upgraded to include Mode 5 functionality.
The RBS 70 weapon system has been in service in Australia since 1987. The Giraffe AMB radar system was acquired in 2010 and is part of the capability of the army’s 16th Air Land Regiment.