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Arboga Robotmuseum

RBS 70

Robothistoriska Föreningen i Arboga


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RBS 70


Robotsystem 70.


Field of application

The missile system 70 is a portable anti-aircraft defence system, mainly intended as support to the Army It is a daylight system with the duty to combat aerial targets, and it is assisted by search radar. The system can combat attack aircraft, slowly flying aircraft and helicopters at a distance up to 3 miles (5 km).



During the mid- 20th century studies were made for introducing a new anti-aircraft missile system. The development of missile 70 was ordered from Bofors in 1969. Subsequent studies showed a demand for search radar and IE-equipment (Identification equipment). The development for these units was ordered from LM Ericsson and SATTin 1972. The development work on the RBS 70 concluded with a missile serial order in 1975. The system became operative in 1977. 


System description

An RB 70 anti-aircraft company consists of two intelligence units PS-70 and nine RBS 70 firing units. A firing unit holds a sighting arrangement, a gantry, a missile, an identification equipment (IE) and a target data recorder (MDM) that sends and receives multiple streams of data, which at a new deployment quickly could be interlocked into one operative unit.


When the search radar has discovered a target, the data is transferred to a suitable firing unit and a target data message is sent to the firing unit. The message is submitted to the battle control officer and the gunner via the MDM and they evaluate the combating possibilities and the target scanning. The target information is presented to the gunner, who can aim the missile to the target, while listening to directional tones.


When the gunner has captured a target that is possible to combat, he fires the missile. Thereafter, it is his duty to keep the sight cross hairs on the target right up to the hit. A laser beam is generated by the firing unit, sweeping horizontally and vertically, circling the line of sight. At the rear end of the missile a laser receiver reads the laser sweeps. The missile uses the received laser signal to calculate its position relative to the line of sight.


The electronics in the control unit transforms the laser signals to electric control signals for the rudders.


The missile will follow the line of sight until the target is hit.


The initiation of the warhead is done by a proximity fuse or a direct hit.


Technical Data

Intelligence units PS-70/PS-

Radar type

Pulse Doppler Radar

Frequency band

C-band, 5.4-5.9 GHz

Measuring field

12 to 25 miles (20 or 40 km)

Power amplifier

Traveling-wave tube (TWT)

Tracking capacity

3 targets manually

Number of target addresses


Staffing 5 operators, minimum


Vehicle Tgb


Regrouping time

5 minutes

Radio mast height

40 feet (12 m)


35.625 lbs (16.160 kg) incl. vehicle


Firing Unit

Sight, gantry, IK, MDM & Missile


3 miles (5 km)

Altitude range

1.9 miles (3 km)

Weather capability

Optical sight 

Direction control

Localizer beam 

Laser wave length

λ - 0.9 μ

Target tracking

Manual and optical

View Magnification

7 times

Weight rear sight

77 lbs.  (35 kg)


53 lbs.  (24 kg)


24 lbs.  (11 kg)

Laser wave length

λ - 0.9 μ

Target tracking

Manual and optical

View Magnification

7 times


28 lbs. (13 kg)

RB with container

53 lbs.  (24 kg)



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37 lbs  (17 kg) Redeployment Approx. 30 sec time


4 feet 4 inches (132 cm) Preparation time10 minutes

Max. velocity

1.800 feet/sec (550 m/s)

Flight duration

6.600 feet (2.000 m) 6 sec

Flight duration

16.400 feet (5.000 m) 15 sec

Detonation effect

Shrapnel warhead


Initiation of warhead

Proximity fuse or a direct hit

Missile types

RB 70 Mk 0




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RB 68 Bloodhound


RB 69 Redeye


RBS 70


RBS 90