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Sweden and UK double down on NLAW procurement

30th June 2022 - 10:30 GMT | by Patrick Aquilina in London


With the donation of more than 5,000 NLAWs to Ukraine, the UK now looks to bolster production. (Photo: UK MoD/Crown Copyright)

Following the success of NLAW in the defence of Ukraine, the UK and Sweden have signed an agreement for increased procurement of the system.

The UK MoD and the Swedish defence procurement agency FMV have signed an agreement allowing the former to use the latter’s existing agreement with Saab for the production of Next-generation Light Anti-tank Weapons (NLAWs).

The UK has donated a significant number of NLAW missiles to Ukraine while Sweden has focused on sending the AT4 Pansarskott 86 antitank gun.

In January, as Russian troops were positioned in Belarus, UK Defence Secretary Ben Wallace announced that the UK had taken the decision to supply Ukraine with antitank weapons.

By March, Wallace confirmed the delivery of 3,615 NLAWs produced by Thales UK; then, while addressing MPs

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Patrick Aquilina


Patrick Aquilina

Patrick graduated with a degree in International Relations in 2020, and joined Shephard Media in …

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