Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Swedish army buys Diehl Defence IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air defense missile SAM system

The Swedish Army Defence Material Administration signed a contract with Diehl Defence to deliver IRIS-T SLS surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems for the country´s armed forces. The new units comprising the IRIS-T missile, missile launching station and fire control system are to improve the national air defence by protection against air attacks from a large variety of threats including missiles, helicopters and aircraft.
Vertical launch of the mobile and all-terrain capable, medium-range IRIS-T SLM (Surface Launched Medium Range) provides comprehensive 360° protection against attacks from the air by aircraft, drones, helicopters, cruise missiles, guided weapons and rockets.

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