Ukraine purchases thousands of RGW 90 Matador anti-tank systems from Germany

The Systems manufactured by the German company DND, a subsidiary of Israeli Rafael Systems

Ukraine purchases thousands of RGW 90 Matador anti-tank systems from Germany

Photo: DND website

Ukraine purchased 2,900 RGW 90 Matador portable anti-tank weapons manufactured by the German company DND, a subsidiary of Israeli Rafael Systems, according to German media).

The RGW 90 Matador (also called Panzerfaust 3 in the German army) is a man-portable anti-tank rocket launcher weapon developed between 1978 and 1985 and first entered into service with the German army in 1987.

The RGW 90 Matador consists of a disposable canister with a 110-mm warhead and a reusable firing and sighting device. The weapon is light enough to be carried and fired by one soldier. The rocket launcher weapon is designed to be used by infantrymen and special forces, it is intended to engage and destroy a variety of ground-based targets including main battle tanks, light armored vehicles, fortified facilities, bunkers, wall structures, and fixed shelters.

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