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    Just before christmas the government approved the procurement of a shortrange air defence system, the IRIS-T SLS, called Robot (Rb) 98 in Sweden. The system is to replace the ~40 year old Rb 70 system. The estimated cost is no less then 1 biljon SEK (~110m/~$145mUS).

    Link only in Swedish: http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/nyheter...vd_7782198.svd

    It's about time we get an update of our air defence system, even though it's just a SHORAD it's a good start and hopefully bodes well for future procurements.

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    Is it confirmed to be the IRIS-T SLS? Any information on what launching system to be used with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lander View Post
    Is it confirmed to be the IRIS-T SLS? Any information on what launching system to be used with it?
    Well not really, it is confirmed that it will be the land based version of the IRIS-T. Since it is supposed to replace the Rb70 it is unlikely to be the medium range SL version specially when concidering that it has the same designation (Rb98) as the A2A version and the SLS is unmodified.

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    So this is the short range System using the unmodified IRIS-T:

    http://www.diehl.com/en/diehl-defenc...ris-t-sls.html

    Makes sense from a logistic point of view to use the same missiles as the fighter carries. However the medium range system using larger rocket motor is compatible:

    http://www.diehl.com/en/diehl-defenc...iris-t-sl.html

    Just buy and load the larger missile and you have medium range.
    Last edited by MeiJoa; 12-27-2012 at 11:28 AM.

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