Saab Dynamics announced on 28 June that it had signed a framework agreement with the Swiss Federal Office for Defence Procurement, Armasuisse, for the procurement of the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon System (NLAW).
Following a competitive evaluation process, in which the NLAW was deployed for live fire testing, Switzerland chose the weapon system due to its ability to effectively counter threats posed from main battle tanks and armoured vehicles at ranges of up to 800 m for stationary targets or 600 m for moving targets.
While the framework agreement facilitates orders being placed between 2017 and 2030, deliveries are expected to take place between 2018 and 2021. Associated training equipment, such as simulators, is also included in the agreement.
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