Saab has received an order from Finland for the new anti-tank weapon NLAW. The order is valued to 38 million Euros.
Finland is the first export customer for NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon). NLAW will be delivered to Finland during 2009.
NLAW is a light, one-man-portable, disposable, guided fire and forget anti-tank weapon, developed for Sweden and Great Britain. Deliveries to both of the countries will start 2008. NLAW is developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics, Sweden, and manufactured by Thales Air Defence Ltd., Northern Ireland.
Finland has followed the development since 2004 and NLAW has thoroughly been evaluated and tested by the Finnish defence forces.
“This is strategically important and opens up for further export of NLAW”, says Jim Nilsson, Marketing Director at Saab Bofors Dynamics. “The Finnish customer is known to carry out extensive and thorough studies and evaluations before acquisitions and the decision to obtain NLAW is seen as a great success.”