Sweden Orders NLAW to SAAB

Sweden Orders NLAW to SAAB
Sweden Orders NLAW to SAAB

The Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (Försvarets materielverk/FMV) has placed an order for Saab's Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW). The order is worth around SEK 900 million, with product deliveries scheduled for 2024-2026.


NLAW is a shoulder-launched, anti-tank missile system that attacks the tank from above. It combines the advantages of heavy, crew-operated guided missile systems with the simplicity of light anti-armour weapons. A single soldier can take out a heavily protected modern main battle tank with NLAW at ranges ranging from 20 to 800 metres.

Sweden Orders NLAW to SAAB


The NLAW is preferred for urban warfare as it provides an advantage against tanks.