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MSPO 2017: Shoulder-launched weapons ready to fire

6th September 2017 - 15:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Kielce

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With the Polish Army still utilising a sizeable stock of legacy rocket-propelled grenades (RPG-7s) that are diminishing in capability, there is now a search underway to replace the Soviet-era weapon with a more modern alternative to meet the service’s anti-tank requirements.

One company that believes it has a solution to Poland’s requirement is Norwegian ammunition specialist Nammo, which manufactures the 66mm M72 Lightwight Assault Weapon (LAW). The launcher is a disposable system that can be used against armoured vehicles and structures such as concrete walls.

Its proven to be highly popular, particularly with special forces in urban combat zones

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Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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