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Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:10 am

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets Materielverk, FMV) is in charge of purchasing a new system, and is mainly eyeing up the Patriot system from US-based Lockheed Martin and Raytheon, or the French-Italian SAMP/T from Eurosam.

The feeling is that the SAMP/T is slightly more modern.......

Sorry if this should be in another forum?

https://www.thelocal.se/20170624/sweden ... aft-system
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Re: Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:02 am

No chance for MEADS?
 
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Re: Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Sun Jun 25, 2017 5:40 pm

I know stock pics often do not match news reports but are they also going to replace their RBS-70 system? It's more for local AA defence, an in the field system, though dates back a few decades.
 
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Re: Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:14 pm

aviationaware wrote:
No chance for MEADS?

Hmmm.... Feels strange that this system is not mentioned ... suddenly the Patriot seems very old fashioned for having in the inventori for the next 30-40 years....
The order value is approx $2,5 billion.... isch ;)
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Re: Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:28 am

SAS A340 wrote:
aviationaware wrote:
No chance for MEADS?

Hmmm.... Feels strange that this system is not mentioned ... suddenly the Patriot seems very old fashioned for having in the inventori for the next 30-40 years....
The order value is approx $2,5 billion.... isch ;)


It's hardly the same system that was used in the Gulf War. Sure, the launcher might be the same, and the dimensions of the airframe might be the same.
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Re: Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:14 pm

MEADS should be much cheaper per shot if the theory holds up though.

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