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RBS-70 Bolide Mk-II missiles, sights supplied to Pakistan

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  1. Gryphon

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    Pakistan has purchased 213 RBS-70 Bolide Mk-II missiles from Sweden between 2010 and 2012, the UN Register of Conventional Arms has recorded in its reports (See 1 & 2). An undisclosed number of sights have also been acquired (See 3).

    The Bolide missile is a development of the RBS 70 Mk 2. It has a maximum speed of more than Mach 2, faster than the RBS 70 which has a speed of Mach 1.6.

    The Bolide missile design incorporates a number of new systems including a fibre-optic gyroscope, an adaptable proximity fuse which provides all-target capability and a high kill probability against small and dark targets, new sustainer rocket motor with an improved performance propellant and new electronics. The new sustainer rocket motor gives the missile a shorter time of flight and higher manoeuvrability than the RBS 70.

    The new compact reprogrammable electronics suite installed in the missile allows the system to be easily upgraded with new software. The missile is primarily for air defence with a maximum intercept altitude at over 5,000m, but it can also be deployed against surface targets. It has a range of 250m to 8,000m.
     
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    Bro please post the link
     
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    Bilal Khan (Quwa) SENIOR MEMBER

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    There are 3 links in the post (numbers).
     
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    And how many in total now Pakistan have?
    i.e,. Missiles and sights?
    And did we have the NG type of this missile system, which have the night time capabilities too?
     
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    So is it for point defence ? What is launching platform of these misiles ... Can you please little further ?
     
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  7. Dil Pakistan

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    Is it an Anti-tank weapon?
     
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    Nope. It is a MANPAD or man portable air defense system.
     
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    Good news because RBS-70 provide protection to 6th Armor division which is part of strike formation at Sialkot.
     
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    """ The RBS 70 is a Short-range Air Defense (SHORAD) laser guided missile system.

    Mk 1 and Mk 2 followed shortly and are the standard RBS 70 with a range of 5,000–6,000 m and a ceiling of 3,000 m. Currently, RBS 70 is operational in 18 customer countries, on all continents and in arctic, desert, and tropical environments.""

    We have Anza MANPAD SAM .... how they provide any additional benefit over them ?

    Accuracy, Terrain etc ???
     
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    Sir, these are "conversations" you and I can have for the rest of our lives and nothing will get out of it. On paper, I am supposed to be a Super Man, but I can't fly... so the point is, the real deal can only be determined either in actual Combat, or if you gave a few LCH to the Pakistanis and ask them to "test" their missile on it, to see who wins. I don't take positions on these silly topics with emotional attachments. These are combat systems,one side will win and everyone hopes its their side. Thanks,
     
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    Nopes the specification says it is LASER Guided ... I doubt it could be at the same time Fire & Forget System !
     
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    Send LCH close to RBS 70 than entire world will see what happens
     
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    According to defence.pk's very own Swede (A.P VERY DIFFICULT HANDLE). Sweden doesn't want to sell arms to Pakistan because it has something to do with unstable democracy and other stuff. I guess the Swedish government forgot to consult him on this. :p:
     
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    Ok, what's a "fire and forger system"? Please enlighten me. There is no such thing that's fire and forget in reality. It is a term that identifies certain characteristics of a weapon that has a much higher probability of hitting its target. Due to which, its said "fire and forget". But with today's anti-jammin, ECM, Chaffs and Frequency Modulating, nothing is really fire and forget. My reference was also to the fact that a Laser lock is much stronger than an IR lock, add anti-jamming capability, the system has much higher chances of actually hitting its target. Just the old school "guided" fire and forget isn't applicable in today's world due to very advance lock-breaking, jamming, ecm and other tools and tech out there.
     
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