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Finland buys an additional batch of NLAW grenade launchers

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Saab has announced a contract with the Finnish Armed Forces for the supply of an additional batch of new generation NLAW grenade launchers (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) reports TSAMTO.




The first contract for the supply of NLAW was signed in 2007 year. In June, 2015 with Saab was awarded a new contract, which included the delivery of grenade launchers and training equipment. Its cost was about 32 million euros. The current order is the implementation of an option to this contract.

"RB-57 NLAW is a lightweight rocket launcher designed for destruction at short range tanks and other armored vehicles, including those equipped with dynamic protection. A complex using firing-and-forget class ammunition is carried over and used by one soldier. The range of destruction of a stationary target is from 20 to 800 m, of a moving one - up to 600 m, the weight of the complex is 12,5 kg, the transfer time from traveling to combat is 5 seconds, ”the article says.

The lesion is carried out both in the frontal projection and in the weakly protected upper one. The ammunition 1 long m and weight 6,5 kg equipped with a tandem warhead weight 1,8 kg and non-contact fuse. Penetration - 500 mm. The kit includes a sight with 2,5-fold increase.

The ammunition is equipped with a self-destruct mechanism, which is activated at a distance of 1000 m (after 5,6 seconds of flight).

The use of the complex is possible at temperatures from –38 to + 63 ºС. The customer of NLAW is also the military departments of Great Britain, Sweden, Switzerland, Indonesia and Luxembourg.
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  1. 210ox
    210ox 1 November 2017 15: 47 New
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    Is this the light version of the Javelin analogue?
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 1 November 2017 15: 51 New
      +2
      Quote: 210ox
      Is this the light version of the Javelin analogue?

      This is a complete analogue of the "Traitor" Well, or the Soviet "Autonomy"
      1. Leeds
        Leeds 1 November 2017 19: 40 New
        +1
        We have nothing of the kind in service and is not expected. We will aim with RPG-7V ...
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 1 November 2017 15: 47 New
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    With its armor penetration, the T90a can be calm, this grenade launcher is like a kamarin bite to him. It’s interesting, but which TANKS, not BMPs, armored personnel carriers, namely the tanks do they want to burn with us in this bundle? ?? fool
    1. Lopatov
      Lopatov 1 November 2017 15: 53 New
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      Quote: Herkulesich
      With its armor penetration, the T90a can be calm, this grenade launcher is like a kamarin bite to him.

      He hits the target from above on the span.
      1. Partyzan
        Partyzan 1 November 2017 16: 05 New
        +5
        Quote: Spade
        He hits the target from above on the span.

        Shot and forgot, and with which target capture?
        1. Lopatov
          Lopatov 1 November 2017 16: 13 New
          +5
          Quote: Partyzan
          Shot and forgot, and with which target capture?

          No
          There is an inertial navigation system. Before the shot, the operator accompanies the target for some time. Thus, the equipment “remembers” the angular movement of the target. If the operator’s hands were trembling, or the target slowed down or accelerated after launch, a miss is possible.
          1. Solomon Kane
            Solomon Kane 1 November 2017 17: 32 New
            +8
            If the operator’s hands were trembling, or the target slowed down or accelerated after launch, a miss is possible.
            .... shorter than the Finns do not pour .... or pour ??? drinks
            1. Lopatov
              Lopatov 1 November 2017 18: 04 New
              +5
              Good question.
              On the one hand, leaning out of the trench under fire and accompanying the target for a few seconds before launching is a rather stressful situation, let’s say so.
              However, at the same time, it is necessary to keep the mark on the target, otherwise a miss is possible.
              The dose must be selected very carefully.
            2. Nikolaevich I
              Nikolaevich I 2 November 2017 01: 02 New
              +1
              Quote: Solomon Kane
              ... in short, the Finns do not pour .... or pour ???

              Show the bottle and throw it in the bushes.
        2. hohol95
          hohol95 1 November 2017 16: 13 New
          +5
          "Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon" is the next generation of light anti-tank weapons.
          What is it interesting about?
          First of all, it should still be attributed to guided weapons, moreover, ensuring the principle of "shot-and-forget." The missile has an inertial control system that compensates for the impact of the external environment. Moreover, for shooting at moving targets, the PLOS (Predicted Line of Sight) system is used - the "predicted line of sight".
          The operator accompanies the target, holding the pizza mark on it for three seconds. Then shoots. The equipment during tracking, using the inertial missile system, calculates the parameters of the target’s movement and the predicted meeting point. Accordingly, the operator does not need to personally take into account corrections for range, wind, target movement, and others.

          Further, NLAW uses the principle of OTA (Overfly Top Attack) to defeat a target - a defeat from above on the span. Which was developed by SAAB and used in anti-tank systems "BILL" The detonation of a warhead deployed at an angle of 90 º occurs when the missile is located above an armored object. At the command of a magnetic and optical sensor. The impact core hits the target in the most vulnerable place, in addition, the system ensures the defeat of objects, even those located in the trench or in the caponier.
          To defeat unarmored targets, the Direct Attack mode is used, in which a rocket flies along the line of sight and detonation occurs when a contact fuse is triggered.

          Main tactical and technical characteristics:
          - Weight 12.7 kg, TPK length 1 meter, rocket caliber 115 mm, warhead 150 mm
          - Effective firing range of 20-600 meters
          - The maximum range of 1000 meters.
          - The initial flight speed of the rocket is 40 m / s, the flight to a range of 600 meters lasts no more than 2.5 seconds.
          - The time of readiness for opening fire no more than 3 seconds.

          In order to be able to fire from the premises, the counter mass used previously in the ATG CS RP4 CS was used in the form of saline in the back of the barrel.

          With all the advantages of NLAW, there is still a major flaw. Again, the cost. In addition, the system is highly specialized specifically for the fight against armored objects, and has reduced effectiveness in hitting other targets that have become too common in the modern era of local wars and "stabilization operations."
          Nevertheless, the British army purchased at least 20 thousand units, and NLAW was in service with the Swedish and Finnish army.
    2. NordOst16
      NordOst16 1 November 2017 16: 03 New
      +3
      Such crap can burn any Russian tanks in service
      1. Lopatov
        Lopatov 1 November 2017 16: 14 New
        +3
        Is not a fact. Unlike the “older brothers” like the Swedish “Bill” or the American “Tou-2V”, NLAW has only one charge.
        1. Des10
          Des10 1 November 2017 16: 51 New
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          Ammunition 1 m long and weighing 6,5 kg is equipped with a tandem warhead weighing 1,8 kg and a non-contact fuse.
          Quote: Spade
          NLAW has only one charge.

          I'm confused.
          1. Lopatov
            Lopatov 1 November 2017 17: 06 New
            +6
            Quote: Des10
            I'm confused.

            Someone is wrong 8)))
            SAAB are confident that their NLAW is structured like this:
          2. Nikolaevich I
            Nikolaevich I 2 November 2017 01: 06 New
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            Quote: Des10
            NLAW has only one charge.
            I'm confused.

            And I only remember "one charge."
        2. corporal
          corporal 1 November 2017 16: 57 New
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          Quote: Spade
          only one charge

          But neither Bill-2 nor TOU EMNIP beat at one point with both cores.
      2. hohol95
        hohol95 1 November 2017 16: 18 New
        +3
        A mine of 400 kg of TNT is destroyed even "MERCAVA"!
        Any armored vehicle is destroyed with due "ENTUSIASM" of the opposing side.
        1. PAM
          PAM 1 November 2017 19: 32 New
          +1
          Any armored vehicle is destroyed with due "ENTUSIASM" of the opposing side.

          especially if you have the means and capabilities.
          1. hohol95
            hohol95 1 November 2017 22: 58 New
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            Yes sir! "Enthusiasm" should not be "Naked"! It should be supported by aviation, tanks and artillery, guided by minefields and man-portable anti-tank missile systems, and only at the last frontier of RPGs and hand grenades !!!
  3. hohol95
    hohol95 1 November 2017 16: 07 New
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    The use of the complex is possible at temperatures from –38 to +63 ºС.
    Let's start the attack at - 40 ºС ... good
  4. Kerensky
    Kerensky 2 November 2017 01: 52 New
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    Here is an interesting moment. Such a device is needed in cities - to beat from the premises to the roof.
    And the second moment - how many have they ordered? The article indicates only the amount of the contract and that is an option.
    Well, the third one - they don’t take anything from Karl Gustav .... But the United States ordered ... Different tasks?