Luxembourg Selects Saab Anti-Tank Weapon

17 June 2010 (Last Updated June 17th, 2010 18:30)

Luxembourg has become the fourth nation to select the next-generation light anti-tank weapon (NLAW) developed by Saab AB. The NLAW is a light, one-man-portable, top-attack, fire-and-forget anti-tank weapon developed by Saab and manufactured by Thales in Northern Ireland. The weapo

Luxembourg has become the fourth nation to select the next-generation light anti-tank weapon (NLAW) developed by Saab AB.

The NLAW is a light, one-man-portable, top-attack, fire-and-forget anti-tank weapon developed by Saab and manufactured by Thales in Northern Ireland.

The weapon weighs 12.5kg with a combat range in excess of 600m. It can be operated in all climate conditions and environments.

Other features of NLAW include anti-tank missiles integrated in a reloadable launcher, night vision capability, un-jammable proximity fuses and confined space capability.

The weapon system recently entered service with UK, Swedish and Finnish armed forces.