The Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany's Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, signed a contract with MBDA on 20 December for Enforcer missile systems, the European missile house announced in a press release on 2 January.
The Enforcer will fulfil the Bundeswehr's Leichtes Wirkmittel (LWM) 1800+ requirement for a lightweight, day/night, precision-guided, shoulder-launched weapon with a range of more than 1,800 m, according to MBDA. LWM 1800+ will give the Bundeswehr the capability to combat moving and stationary high-value targets at ranges of 500-1,800 m, the German Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on its website on 20 December, when it announced that the Bundestag (parliamentary) budget committee had approved funding of the system. About EUR76 million (nearly USD85 million) was allocated for the certification and procurement of an initial 850 missiles for German special forces, the ministry added.
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