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Swedish Military Places Order for Two Saab Mobile Air Defense Systems

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Saab is equipping the Swedish military with its mobile short range air defense system. 

In late 2023, the defense company received an order for two MSHORAD configurations. The technology will be integrated into the BvS10 armored vehicle used by both the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration and the Swedish Armed Forces. 

The order value is around $28.7 million, with delivery expected between 2024 and 2026. 

“Our advanced solution is truly mobile, providing crucial protection for forces on the battlefield,” said Gorgen Johansson, senior vice president and head of Business Area Dynamics at Saab.

Unveiled in 2022, the MSHORAD can identify, neutralize and counter air threats such as drones and armored helicopters. The technology is highly mobile, designed to be installed on and protect military vehicles.

It is equipped with a mobile radar unit based on Saab’s Giraffe 1X and an unjammable firing unit that the company says can automatically track and target multiple threats. 

In September, Stockholm announced its plan to increase military spending by almost 30 percent in response to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine and Sweden’s bid to join NATO.

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