30 Oct 2017

Saab wins MBMA missile system contract

Saab has signed a contract with MBDA for deliveries of subsystems for the Meteor Beyond Visual Range Air-to-Air Missile (BVRAAM) missile system.

The Meteor is a highly advanced, long-range and agile air-to-air missile system that is designed to counter the most sophisticated airborne threats.

Sweden is working with France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK to develop and field the system, with MBDA as the programme’s prime contractor. This order from MBDA comprises deliveries of radar proximity fuze subsystems (PFS) for the Meteor missile system.

The PFS is developed and manufactured by Saab and integrated in all Meteor missiles. The PFS detects the target and calculates the optimum time to detonate the warhead in order to achieve maximum effect.

The contract is worth around SEK 150 million with deliveries to MBDA to take place between 2020-2021.

Stefan Öberg, Head of Business Unit Missile Systems at Saab´s business area Dynamics, said: “Meteor is designed to combat advanced air threats and its highly capable fuzing system maximises warhead effectiveness and ensure the highest probability of success.  Throughout, the PFS has proven its ability to meet all the demanding requirements placed on it.”

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