Saab secures Swiss order for NLAW
Saab has received an order worth $121 million from the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement for deliveries of the next generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon system (NLAW) to the Swiss Army, the company announced on 28 June.
The NLAW is a shoulder-launched missile system for dismounted light infantry that can engage the target from above. It allows a single soldier to destroy a heavily protected modern Main Battle Tank with only one shot at a range from 20m to 800m.
The order includes the supply of NLAW weapon systems and associated training equipment such as drill rounds and indoor training simulators. Deliveries will take place between 2018 and 2021. Saab will also provide support and maintenance of the training equipment.
Under a framework contract between Saab and the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, orders can be placed for NLAW weapon systems and equipment during the period 2017-2030.
Görgen Johansson, head of Dynamics at Saab, said: ‘The Swiss customer has conducted a detailed, competitive evaluation incorporating both theoretical analyses and live firing tests and we are proud to be able to say that NLAW came out as the winner.
‘This order, as well as the framework contract, reaffirms NLAW’s capabilities against the threat from modern main battle tanks and armoured vehicles on today’s battlefield’.
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