UK Defense Ministry Orders Thousands Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW)
A £229 million deal will see hundreds of Subsequent Era Mild Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) methods assembled in Northern Eire and delivered to the British Military, the Defence Secretary Ben Wallace introduced on 7 December. The deal has been agreed with Swedish defence producer Saab for Subsequent Era Mild Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) methods, that are assembled at Thales’ facility in Belfast, Northern Eire. The UK has offered hundreds of NLAWs to Ukraine to help the defence of their nation following Russia’s unprovoked and unlawful invasion.
Defence Secretary Ben Wallace mentioned:”These subsequent era gentle anti-tank weapons have performed a decisive position in supporting Ukraine’s military to drive again Russia’s unlawful invading forces. Working with our first-class trade companions, we’re persevering with to fulfil our dedication to NATO by making certain our Armed Forces will obtain a gradual provide of those weapons over the approaching years, while supporting UK jobs throughout the size and breadth of the nation.”
Secured by means of Defence Gear and Help – the UK Ministry of Defence’s procurement arm – settlement will see a number of thousand models delivered to United Kingdom Armed Forces throughout 2024-2026, along with round 500 being delivered in 2023 by means of a separate procurement. The UK continues to be actively engaged with trade, allies and companions to make sure we are able to equip Ukraine with very important navy help whereas changing, at tempo, gear and munitions granted in variety from UK shares. The NLAW has been an vital functionality in Ukraine’s battle again towards Russia’s unlawful invasion.
The Saab Bofors Dynamics NLAW 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 buildings 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. It was primarily produced in the UK by Group MBT LAW UK, which included 14 subcontractors, most notably Thales Air Defence.
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