Swedish defence company Saab and American manufacturer Oshkosh Defense have unveiled a new missile system integrated onto the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV).
The system demonstrates the capabilities of Saab’s RBS 70 NG Mobile Firing Unit (MFU) along with its tactical electronics and camouflage system.
The exhibit at Saab’s stand, identified as H7-210 at DSEI, aims to highlight the “growing requirements for mobile air defence” and enhance land-based capabilities against current and emerging threats.
The MFU is equipped with Saab’s RBS 70 NG missile system, featuring “unjammable laser guided missiles, which provide threats with little forewarning and even less means for countermeasures.”
Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics, remarked, “We are now offering the most modern mobile air defence solution, which is a perfect match with our existing multispectral camouflage capabilities on the JLTV vehicle. We are ready to support Oshkosh’s current customers as well as offering this to new users.”
The system also incorporates Saab’s Barracuda Mobile Camouflage System, which not only conceals the vehicle but allows for rapid deployment against air-based targets. In addition, Saab’s tactical electronics and low-latency video distribution system aim to enhance the crew’s situational awareness on the battlefield.
This unveiling follows a partnership announced between Saab and Oshkosh Defense in June 2022, which focused on the integrated solution of Saab’s camouflage system onto the JLTV.
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