Spanish Army Fires Off Roland Missiles

The 81st Air Defence Artillery Regiment, RAAA-81 (Marines, Valencia) of the Spanish Army Air Defence Command conduct an impressive final firing of their Roland missile system as they plan to replace it with a new weapons system. The Roland is a Franco-German mobile short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The Roland was also purchased by the U.S. Army as one of very few foreign SAM systems. Roland was designed to a joint French and German requirement for a low-level mobile missile system to protect mobile field formations and fixed, high-value targets such as airfields. Development began in 1963 as a study by Nord Aviation of France and Bölkow of Germany with the system then called SABA in France and P-250 in Germany. Read more: http://bit.ly/1zSDskB

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