Following a competitive evaluation, the German Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has selected the MBDA Enforcer weapon system to meet the German Armed Forces' (Bundeswehr) ‘Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+’ requirement: a lightweight disposable day/night precision-guided shoulder-launched weapon system with an effective range of more than 1,800 m.
Jane’s understands that the other contender for this requirement was Eurospike – a joint venture between Diehl Defence GmbH, Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems – which was competing the 170 mm Spike SR weapon system.
Launched in October 2018, Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+ provides for the eventual acquisition of some 3,100 munitions for the Bundeswehr Special Forces Command (Kommando Spezialkräfte – KSK).
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