Belgian Army Procures Rafael's Anti-Tank Weapon Systems

German Dynamit Nobel Defence (DND), a subsidiary of Rafael, awarded a €19 million contract to supply RGW90 anti-tank weapon systems

Photo from Dynamit Nobel Defence website

German company Dynamit Nobel Defence (DND), a subsidiary of Israeli Rafael, announced last weekend that it awarded a €19 million contract to supply RGW90 HEAT/HESH man-portable anti-tank weapon systems to the Belgian Army.

DND describes the RGW90 (Recoilless Grenade Weapon) as a 90mm man-portable, anti-armor, multi-purpose weapon system. The RGW90 HEAT/HESH is an anti-tank and multi-purpose version of the RGW90 series. The weapon can be used from confined spaces and is able to destroy a wide range of land targets as main battle tanks, light armored vehicles, fortified facilities, bunkers, wall structures, and fixed shelters.

The HEAT version of the weapon is able to defeat 500mm RHA (rolled homogeneous armor) of combat vehicles. The RGW90 is a single-use weapon system consisting of a rocked stored in a tube launcher and a fire control system that includes an optical sighting system, night vision system, laser rangefinder, and ballistic computer. The anti-tank weapon has a weight of around 10 kg and has a firing range from 10 to 400 meters. 

About a year ago, the German army purchased similar systems from DND. In March 2021, Israel Defense reported that the German Army has commissioned Dynamit Nobel Defense with the production and delivery of 2,107 "active agents" rocket launchers 90mm of the fog effector (DM15, red phosphorus).

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