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Ukrainian soldiers receive RGW90 anti-tank missiles from Dynamit Nobel Defense



Waldemar Geiger reports in Soldat & Technik that the Ukrainian armed forces will shortly be equipped with up to 2,650 RGW90 anti-tank missile systems from German manufacturer Dynamit Nobel Defense (DND).
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Dynamit Nobel Defence RGW 90 anti-tank weapon showcased at DX Korea 2018 defense exhibition in South Korea. (Picture source: Army Recognition)


The Ukrainian state bought the systems directly from DND and had them delivered to Ukraine. An export application was submitted by the manufacturer on March 18th. According to Die Welt, the approval was granted by the Ministry of Economics last weekend. According to the report, the weapon systems have already left the manufacturer's warehouse for Ukraine.

In the version currently available on the market, the RGW90 HH (HEAT/HESH) A2 uses a 90mm-caliber mono-shaped charge warhead to destroy armored vehicles among other targets: the weapon, weighing around 8 kg, can penetrate more than 600 millimeters of armor steel at a combat distance of 500 meters - with a hit probability of more than 90 percent on a 2.3-meter x 2.3 meter NATO standard target.

The RGW 90 (Recoilless Grenade Weapon) family of infantry weapon systems includes RGW 90HH (Heat-Hesh), RGW 90AS (Anti Structure) and RGW 90WB (Wall Breacher).

The RGW 90HH variant weighs 8.7kg and is used to destroy structural targets using an adjustable warhead at an effective range between 20 m and 500 m.

Weighing roughly 10kg, the RGW 90 AS variant is fitted with a two-stage warhead that can destroy hardened protective covers and hit the targets hidden behind cover. It has a range between 10m and 400m.

Armed with an explosively-formed ring warhead, the 174mm RGW 90WB weapon, weighing 13kg, can penetrate masonry structures and concrete or brick walls at ranges from 10 m to 100 m.


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Dynamit Nobel Defence RGW 90 (Picture source: Dynamit Nobel Defense)


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Dynamit Nobel Defence RGW 90 (Picture source: Dynamit Nobel Defense)


 

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