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Dynamit Nobel Defence at FED 2013
|Saturday, June 1, 2013, 04:30 PM|
|Short range anti-armour weapon system Dynamit Nobel RGW 90AS for the Belgian army.|
In January 2013, the Belgian Ministry of Defence has announced that it will purchase 111 RGW 90-AS shoulder-launched short-range anti-armour weapons together with 238 projectiles and mountable night vision sights, from the German Company Dynamit Nobel Defence. At FED 2013, Dynamit Nobel presents its full range of RGW 90 short-range anti-armour weapon systems.
The German-made anti-armour weapon system RGW 90-AS at FED 2013, business meeting for buyers and suppliers of Defence Industry.
The RGW 90-AS is specially designed to support troops in an urban environment. The tandem warhead with a Break In Charge (BIC) and a Follow Through Bomb (FTB) is extremely effective against a variety of structures.
The smart fuze of the FTB bomb allows the gunner to select from two modes: a "blast mode" to detonate inside the building so as to remove the protective value of the building and a "mousehole mode" to create a man-sized hole.
The high penetration capability of the BIC combined with the FB acting as a blast warhead, also proves particularly effective against light armoured vehicles. The high muzzle velocity of 200 m/s and the use of a sustainer rocket motor, which keeps the velocity constant over the whole flight path, result in an excellent hit probability over distances from 10 m to 400 m.
Designed to operate on the Davis Gun principle, the RGW 90-AS uses only a small amount of propellant together with a gel countermass. This enables the weapon to be fired from enclosures whilst remaining compliant with the noise requirements of Def Stan 00-27 and Mil-Std 1474.
The RGW 90-AS is man portable, weighing less than 10 kg, requires minimal logistics, and is fully disposable.