Dynamit Nobel Defence received an order for several delivery batches of RGW90 HEAT/HESH (HH) shortly before the turn of the year. The contract, worth approximately EURO 19 million, also includes training ammunition for RGW90 subcaliber trainer systems. The order was placed as a call-off of a recent NATO procurement authorities framework contract between DND and NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and is intended to meet upcoming requirements of the Belgian Armed Forces on shoulder-launched multipurpose munitions.
Dynamit Nobel Defence is honored to have received this order and proud to remain a partner of the Belgian Armed Forces in the field of shoulder-fired munitions. The ordered RGW90 HEAT/HESH systems as well as the quantities of training ammunition for sub-caliber systems will contribute to keeping the infantry operational capability of our customer high for many years to come. The procurement route taken via NSPA is of course also open to other allied armed forces, which would thus like to exploit synergy effects of this form of procurement cooperation.
RGW90 HEAT/HESH is an anti-tank and multi-purpose version of the well-known and successful RGW90 series. RGW 90 (Recoilless Grenade Weapon) is a 90mm man-portable, anti-armor, multi-purpose weapon system manufactured by German-based company Dynamit Nobel Defence. The RGW 90HH variant weighs 8.7kg and is used to destroy structural targets using an adjustable warhead at an effective range between 20m and 500m. The length of the weapon in transport position is 1m, which is increased to 1.15m when fitted with HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank) warhead.
RGW90 is shoulder-fired by a single soldier and is simple to use. It is installed with a recoil spring system. The infantry weapon system can be upgraded to deliver enhanced performance capabilities against a range of tactical threats at long ranges. With high penetration performance against armored vehicles as well as multi-purpose capability against structural and unarmored targets, it is a true “multitool” in shoulder-launched armament and is used by numerous European as well as international armed forces.