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Next-Generation Light ATW

Confidence in combat

NLAW (Next Generation Light Anti-tank Weapon) is the first ever, non-expert, single soldier, short range, anti-tank missile, that rapidly knocks out any Main Battle Tank in just one shot by striking it from above.

This makes it the true tank killer for light forces that operate dismounted in all environments including built up areas.


OTA (Overflying Top Attack) and DA (Direct Attack) firing modes.


PLOS (Predicted Line Of Sight) Guidance.

Becoming a customer

As a customer of Saab’s you benefit from a complete life commitment. It is our utmost ambition to support and facilitate your use of our products and services. That is why we are always willing to walk that extra mile to develop a strong and trustful relationship.

Being a customer of ours means that you can rely on Saab’s innovative and technologically advanced state-of-the-art products. But also, it means that you can rely on our dedication and willingness to provide our entire knowledge and know-how for improving your operations. That’s what we call a true commitment.


Some of NLAW unique features have been used in other Saab systems and some have been specifically developed for NLAW.

NLAW Features:

  • Single non-expert soldier system
  • Range 20-600+m
  • Anti-tank missile integrated in a reloadable launcher
  • PLOS (Predicted Line Of Sight) Guidance
  • Fire & forget
  • OTA (Overflying Top Attack) and DA (Direct Attack) firing modes
  • Un-jammable proximity fuze
  • High SSKP (Single Shot Kill Probability)
  • Night vision capability
  • Confined space capability
  • Maintenance free
  • 20 years shelf life
  • IM (Insensitive Munition)
  • Design for all Climate conditions and environments
  • Operational temperature -38 to +63 ºC


In use

In production and 2009 in-use in with 3 Nations.




Technical specifications

Weight 12.5 kg
Combat range   20 m – 600+ m
Warhead Single shape charge
Armour penetration more than MBT roof with explosive reactive armour (ERA)
Confined space capability Yes
Preparation time Approx. 5 seconds
Insensitive munition Yes
Shelf life 20 years
Sighting System Optical sight 2.5x magnification
Red dot sight  
NVG- compatible  


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