Swedish anti-aircraft missiles delivered to Lithuania

  • 2024-05-31
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Bolide missiles for the Swedish-made RBS-70 short-range anti-aircraft defense system have been delivered to the Lithuanian Armed Forces.   

The total value of the ammunition is 15 million euros, the Defense Ministry said on Friday. 

The Bolide-type missiles, which are designed for the RBS-70 system, will contribute to a more efficient performance of air defense tasks, it said.

The contract with Sweden's SAAB Dynamics AB on the acquisition of Bolide and MK-2 type guided missiles for the RBS-70 system was signed in the fall of 2022.

RBS-70 systems are used by the Lithuanian Air Defense Battalion.

The ministry has said that the system was chosen for its "undemanding operation and mobility, and for being completely mechanical and electromagnetic interference-proof".