The Special Operations Forces Exhibition & Conference
6 - 8 May 2014
KADDB at SOFEX 2014
KADDB at SOFEX 2014: RPG-32 / Nash-Shab anti-tank weapon
By Stylianos Kanavakis
The RPG-32 or Nash-Shab is a reusable man-portable antitank system. Originally developed by the Russian FGUP, it is also locally produced by the JRSECO company. The latter is a joint venture between the King Abdullah Design Bureau and the Russian firm.a
The RPG-32 or Nash-Shab is a reusable man-portable antitank system
The weapon has a maximum range of 700 metres. However, the antitank projectile has an effective range of 300 metres and can penetrate up to 650 mm of Explosive Reactive Armour. The RPG-32 can fire a thermobaric ammunition at distances up to 600 metres and for training purposes it can fire a submunition. However, the Jordanian Army has a simulator for enclosed training.
The RPG-32 can fire a thermobaric ammunition at distances up to 600 metres
The first generation of the launcher has only a day sight but the newer generation is fitted with a day/night sight and with a clip-on rangefinder. The company has also manufactured a two or three-projectile carrying case for the soldiers.
Caliber: 105 mm
Launcher Weight: 3 kg
Sight weight: 1.55 kg (1st gen) – 2.4 kg (2nd gen) without the batteries
Projectile weight (incl. Canister): 7 kg
Length with canister: 120 cm
Projectile velocity: 135 m/sec