The Enforcer concept is a new lightweight one-shot, disposable shoulder-launched guided munition which has a firing range from 100 m to 2 km using Fire-and-Forget missile system. The disposable, shoulder-launched guided weapon system Enforcer can be used to engage a broad variety of targets at ranges beyond the capability of currently available infantry weapons, including lightly armoured static and moving targets, and threats behind cover. MBDA is positioning Enforcer (KFK) as a complimentary multipurpose munition to existing shoulder-fired infantry weapon systems.
The Enforcer will be offered to the German army, where it could complement the Wirkmittel 90 infantry weapon which has an effective range of 1,200 meters, offering an additional munition for the system. The modular design of the Enforcer system enables a range of future development options, including the prospect of an Enforcer munitions family. Enforcer is a German-led, multi-national MBDA programme. Enforcer is a German-led, multi-national MBDA programme. After a successful demonstration programme, the system development started in 2014. In December 2016, MBDA has announced successful test fire of the lightweight missile Enforcer as part of its ongoing development programme.
According to the company, one of the missiles used the new lightweight, carbon-fibre launching tube developed by MBDA in Italy. The company plans to begin qualification of the missile over the next few years, followed by series production. Enforcer provides major advantages for infantry and special forces bringing valued benefits:
Superior range and effect compared to heavy machine guns and automatic grenade/rocket launchers
Designed for use against a wide range of static and moving targets, including concealed snipers
Capability against soft skinned and lightly armoured targets, and also light
Responds to the anticipated evolution of the military operations complexity scenarios
Low collateral damage weapon
Can be operated from behind cover and from enclosed/confined spaces
Can be carried and operated by a single soldier, with minimal exposure of the operator to enemy fire