Saab has acquired an order for NLAW (Subsequent Technology Gentle Anti-Tank Weapon) from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command. The order worth is roughly SEK 400 million with product deliveries deliberate throughout 2024. Finland positioned the order inside a framework settlement between Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. This settlement permits Finland to position orders for NLAW in addition to Saab’s Carl-Gustaf® recoilless rifle, ammunition and the AT4 disposable weapon. It combines the simplicity of sunshine anti-armour weapons with some great benefits of heavy, crew-operated guided missile programs.

“We enormously worth our lengthy and shut relation with the Finnish Defence Forces. I’m proud to contribute to Finland’s military’s anti-tank functionality with our confirmed NLAW system, recognized for being trusted by troopers,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.

Saab NLAW (Subsequent Technology Gentle Anti-Tank Weapon)

The Saab Bofors Dynamics NLAW, also called the MBT LAW or RB 57, is a fire-and-forget, light-weight shoulder-fired, and disposable (single-use) line of sight (LOS) missile system, designed for infantry use. The missile makes use of a soft-launch system and is guided by predicted line of sight (PLOS). It could actually perform an overfly high assault (OTA) on an armoured automobile, or a direct assault (DA) on constructions and non-armoured automobiles. The system was developed in Sweden by prime contractor Saab Bofors Dynamics, on behalf of the British and Swedish defence authorities who procured the system in a three way partnership.

The NLAW is a man-portable, soft-launch, and confined-spaces system, permitting the missile to be fired from nearly anyplace; the operator can safely hearth by means of any window of a room no greater than 4 x 2.5 x 2.5?m (excessive). In opposition to tanks and different armoured automobiles, the overfly high assault (OTA) mode is used; the missile flies about one metre above the road of sight, detonating the warhead above the goal’s weaker high armour through proximity fuze and magnetic sensors. The direct assault (DA) mode is used in opposition to non-armoured targets, detonating the warhead on impression through contact fuze because the missile flies on the road of sight.