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Saab MSHORAD for Lithuania

Saab MSHORAD missile firing unit on Oshkosh JLTV [© Saab: Linus Svensson]

Saab has received an order from the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence for deliveries of their MSHORAD (Mobile Short Range Air Defence) solution.

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Press Release, Linköping, 09 July 2024: Saab has received an order from the Lithuanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) for deliveries of Saab’s Mobile Short Range Air Defence (MSHORAD) solution. The order value is approximately SEK 1.3 billion and deliveries will take place 2025-2027.

The recent order is placed within a framework agreement between Saab, the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) and the Lithuanian MoD which allows Lithuania to place orders for Saab’s mobile short-range air defence missile solution RBS 70 NG. The order includes Mobile Firing Units, Mobile Radar Units, a Command- and Control (C2) System, a training package and the RBS 70 NG trainer. Saab will integrate MSHORAD into JLTV vehicles manufactured by American company Oshkosh before delivery to the customer.

“We are proud to continue to support the air defence of Lithuania. MSHORAD is our response to the new threats on the battlefield. Saab’s wide expertise makes us able to deliver everything from radar and firing units as well as our command and control system; the result is the most modern and capable mobile short-range air defence solution on the market,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

“’MSHORAD is designed to ensure the protection of certain facilities, areas and critical infrastructure. The advantage of this system is mobility, so it is an extremely necessary system that will significantly strengthen the capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. We are currently using the older generation RBS 70 air defence system and Bolide missiles’’, said Lithuania’s Minister of National Defence, Laurynas Kasčiūnas.

MSHORAD is Saab’s mobile air defence solution. The system consists of the Mobile Radar Unit based on the Giraffe 1X radar, the Mobile Firing Unit based on the RBS 70 NG, all connected with Saab’s GBAD C2.

Saab Giraffe 1X mobile radar unit [© Saab]

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