Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH (DND) are pleased to announce that DND has been awarded a contract by the Croatian Ministry of Defense to manufacture and deliver RGW90 HH (HEAT/HESH) including associated training systems. This equipment package represents a comprehensive initial operational capability for anti-tank engagement with this shoulder-launched asset. Croatia thus joins the rapidly growing user group of the RGW90 family. Dynamit Nobel Defence is delighted with the order received and honored to become a new and reliable partner of the Croatian Ministry of Defense in the field of shoulder-launched weapons. DND are sure that the RGW90 family can decisively support the operational value of the infantry fighting units of the Croatian Armed Forces.
The decision, aimed at modernizing the Croatian Army and enhancing national security, signifies a commitment to meet NATO capability goals. The RGW90 weapon system, known for its versatility and effectiveness, will be acquired to equip light infantry units, landing infantry units, and special forces. The total cost of the purchase, including VAT, is estimated at 3,878,697.50 euros, with funds allocated in the state budget for the Ministry of Defense in 2023 and 2024. Specifically, the Government has given its consent to the Ministry of Defense to assume obligations at the expense of the state budget in 2024 for the procurement of the disposable anti-armor portable missile system RGW 90, with an estimated value of 2,637,514.30 euros.
The RGW90 HEAT/HESH variant being procured by Croatia is a formidable anti-tank and multi-purpose weapon system. With high penetration performance against armored vehicles as well as multi-purpose capability against structures and light targets, it is a true multitool in shoulder-launched armament, and is used by numerous European as well as international forces. The RGW 90HH variant weighs 8.7 kilograms and can be used to destroy structural targets within an effective range of 20 meters to 500 meters. Its transport length is 1 meter, extendable to 1.15 meters when equipped with a HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank) warhead. The RGW90 HEAT/HESH capability to penetrate armored vehicles, coupled with its multi-purpose functionality against structural and unarmored targets, positions it as a versatile and essential asset in the arsenal of numerous European and international armed forces.
Dynamit Nobel Defence GmbH is a respected German medium-sized defense company with a lineage tracing back to the former Dynamit Nobel companies under the Alfred Nobel Group. The company fields two distinct shoulder-fired weapon concepts: The RGW (Recoilless Grenade Weapon) system and the iconic Panzerfaust 3 family. Both concepts encompass a variety of Davis Gun principle, recoilless, shoulder-launched, single-soldier operated, disposable weapons for anti-tank, anti-structure and multipurpose uses. DND munitions are designed to be operated against a wide spectrum of targets and offer different firing modes for maximum flexibility. DND developed the 60mm RGW 60 launcher for special operations, airborne and other light forces which require a compact, lightweight assault weapon.