Next Generation Light Anti Tank Weapon (NLAW)

The Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) is the current light anti-tank weapon utilised by units within 16 Air Assault Brigade.  It was developed by SAAB to be the first, non-expert, short-range, anti-tank missile that rapidly knocks out any main battle tank in just one shot by striking it from above.

NLAW utilises predicted line of sight guidance and has overfly top and direct attack modes, and it is easy to use, making it a valuable tank destroyer for light forces that operate dismounted in all environments, including built up areas.  

It also has night vision capability and is designed for all climate conditions and environments.

Statistics: Range 20-600m+ Weight 12.5Kg Preparation Time Approx 5 seconds Sighting System Optical sight 2.5x magnification Shelf Life 20 years


Information courtesy of the MoD.

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