23nd February 2023. Saab has received an order for NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon) from the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command. The order value is approximately SEK 400 million with product deliveries planned during 2024 (Saab receives NLAW order from the UK).
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Finland placed the order within a framework agreement between Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration. This agreement allows Finland to place orders for NLAW as well as Saab’s Carl-Gustaf® recoilless rifle, ammunition and the AT4 disposable weapon.
We greatly value our long and close relation with the Finnish Defence Forces. I am proud to contribute to Finland’s army’s anti-tank capability with our proven NLAW system, known for being trusted by soldiers, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
NLAW is a shoulder-launched, anti-tank missile system that attacks the tank from above. It 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.
Puolustusministeri @MikkoTSavola on hyväksynyt Puolustusvoimien esityksen raskaiden NLAW-lähipanssarintorjuntaohjusten hankkimisesta: https://t.co/F5kNhsUp34 pic.twitter.com/jal2mf9dBD
— Puolustusministeriö (@DefenceFinland) February 23, 2023
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