47th Mechanized Brigade receives Swedish RBS 70s

47th Mechanized Brigade receives Swedish RBS 70s

Air Defense MANPADS Ukraine War with Russia

The 47th Mechanized Brigade “Magura” has received Swedish RBS 70 air defense systems.

The photo was published by the press service of the Brigade.

These systems have already been used in combat and, presumably, it was with their help that several Russian air targets were shot down.

“The soldiers of the 47th Mechanized Brigade “Magura” have already sent an Su-25 jet aircraft and four Ka-52 helicopters to hell,” the Brigade’s press service reported.

The RBS 70 is a Swedish short-range portable anti-aircraft missile system manufactured by Saab Bofors Dynamics.

A laser system guides the missiles: its beam serves as a path for the missile to follow.

The key advantage of the system is its ability to operate effectively in conditions of infrared or EW countermeasures.

The system is armed with several types of anti-aircraft missiles: Rb 70 Mk.1, Mk.2, and Bolide. In general, its characteristics allow hitting targets at distances up to 5,000–8,000 m and at altitudes up to 3,000–5,000 m.

Together with a tripod and an installed missile, the launcher weighs 87 kilograms, it can be carried on its own or installed on a vehicle for increased mobility.

RBS 70 can work in a single system together with the Swedish Giraffe 75 radars, which were transferred to Ukraine this year.

The information about detected targets is sent to the radar combat control panel, from where it can be directed by wire to the connected launchers.

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The Giraffe 75 radar is capable of detecting aerial targets at a maximum distance of up to 75 km and an altitude of up to 10 km. The radar can cover up to 15 targets and automatically track up to 20 targets.

Air Defense MANPADS Ukraine War with Russia