30 Jun '15, 1pm

Finland orders more NLAW missiles

The Finnish Defence Forces have ordered more Next generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs) from Saab Dynamics, the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Department has announced. The contract, worth EUR32 million (USD35.5 million), also includes night vision devices from Millog and training tools from Insta DefSec and Saab Training Systems. The NLAW is a disposable infantry-carried, fire-and-forget anti-tank guided weapon (ATGW), effective at ranges of up to 600 m. It features two operational modes: direct attack, for use against soft targets; and overfly top attack, for use against armoured targets. The missile is armed with a single 102 mm shaped charge, angled 90° downwards to provide optimum armour penetration when in overfly top attack mode. This is triggered by a dual laser/active magnetic proximity fuze system. The shoulder-fired missile is soft-launched to enable it t...

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