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Saab receives Finnish order for NLAW

31st October 2017 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


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Saab has received an order from the Finnish defence force for the Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapon (NLAW) system, the company announced on 30 October.

Deliveries are set to take place during 2017.

This order is a call-up of an option as part of a previous contract with Finland, announced in 2015, regarding delivery of NLAW weapon systems.

The NLAW is a shoulder-launched missile system for dismounted light infantry that can engage the target from above. It was first developed for the UK and Sweden.

Görgen Johansson, head of Saab's business area Dynamics, said: ‘The interest for our NLAW system has increased significantly in recent years.

‘This order is a strong proof of this and we look forward to deliver a high capability weapon system to the Finnish defence forces. NLAW provides the single soldier with a true anti-tank capability, previously not available on the battlefield.’

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