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Saab Receives NLAW Order from the UK

The one-man-portable NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon) gives infantry the power to destroy immediately the most advanced main battle tank, wherever and whenever it appears within combat range, with only one shot. Using the proven OTA technology with an advanced fuze system, the missile always has a “full-size target” seen from above and strikes through the roof. The reliability and precision of NLAW enhances survivability on the modern battlefield. The weapon is fully compatible with night vision goggles and any other clip-on night vision devices.

Saab has reached an agreement with and received an order from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system (NLAW). The order value is approximately SEK 2.9 billion and deliveries will take place 2023-2026. NLAW is a shoulder-launched, anti-tank guided missile system that attacks the tank from above.

“Demand is increasing for anti-tank systems such as NLAW. We look forward to further strengthening our close relationship with the UK and are proud to continue delivering our proven and trusted anti-tank capability,” says Saab’s President and CEO Micael Johansson.

NLAW combines the simplicity of light anti-armour weapons with the advantages of heavy, crew-operated guided missile systems. With NLAW, a single soldier can take out a heavily-protected modern main battle tank at ranges between 20 and 800 metres.

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