SAAB has received an order for Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) from the Finnish Defense Forces Logistics Command. The order value is approximately SEK 400 million with deliveries planned throughout 2024.
Finland placed the order within an agreement between SAAB and the Swedish Defense Material Administration. This agreement allows Finland to place orders for the NLAW as well as the Carl-Gustaf recoilless cannon, ammunition and the AT4.
“We greatly value our long and close partnership with the Finnish Defense Forces. We are proud to contribute to the Finnish army’s anti-tank capability with our proven NLAW system, recognized by the combatants for its reliability,” says Görgen Johansson, head of SAAB’s Dynamics business area.
The NLAW is a shoulder-launched anti-tank missile system that hits the combat car from above. It combines the simplicity of light weapons against armor with the advantages of heavy, crew-operated guided missile systems. With the NLAW, a single combatant can take out a modern, highly protected combat car from a range of between 20 and 800 meters.