“Proven, Powerful and Effective”
Recent conflicts often have soldiers in small units (squad or platoon) detached from larger forces and functioning autonomously. Self-sufficient, isolated units require the correct mix of armaments to ensure mission success while maintaining mobility and survivability. Units could be fighting in a city one day and mountainous terrain the next. Most of these skirmishes are conducted at less than 100 metres distance, typically representative of an urban fight requiring engagements against light and heavy masonry walls, earthen fortifications and technical vehicles, or at extended range, beyond several hundred metres, rendering conventional firearms and grenades only marginally effective. The size and weight of existing weapon systems to handle these scenarios are prohibitive for dismounted operations, and logistics required to deliver indirect fire are time prohibitive for a squad engaged in a firefight.
Amidst unpredictable conflict scenarios, the Nammo shoulder-launched munitions provide man portable, lethal and accurate firepower. Nammo very well understands these requirements and provides the most advanced, lightest-weight Shoulder Launched Munitions ( SLMs) in the world. The M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) and the M72 Family of weapons are capable of destroying enemy fortifications, annihilating light armour and de-grading the enemy’s will to fight. Nammo’s shoulder-launched munitions deliver devastatingly lethal capability in lightweight, compact and easy to use systems.
Arduous battlefield requirements place an enormous burden on small unit leaders and the troops. Nammo SLMs are extremely effective in minimising those demands. The M72 and BDM give every squad complementary capabilities, a potent combination to scale the lethal and devastating effects of the situation in real time, thereby ensuring “mission success.” Nammo SLMs provide soldiers the ability to quickly defend themselves, their units and civilians. Soldiers no longer have to waste precious time during a heavy enemy attack in waiting for or relying upon external help. These SLMs give them the necessary firepower to address enemy combatants immediately–and decisively.
Nammo System characteristics
Economic challenges place armed forces around the world under increased budgetary pressure along with the onerous obligation of making the right decision when choosing equipment for their forces. Key factors are vital to the decision for US and other force leaders to procure and deploy the Nammo SLMs which include being:
Combat Proven: These munitions are unmatched in safety reliability, and ruggedness in unforgiving real battlefield environs. Moreover, they are capable of distinguished combat use in different environments; MOUT, mountainous, desert, etc., and also prove to be combat multipliers for all operations; offensive, defensive and retrograde. Their merit is also
proven in air jumps, air drop, underwater delivery and by helicopter sling load.
Exceptional Design: For soldiers carrying increasingly heavier loads into combat, the Nammo munition systems come as lightweight and compact weapons and hence significantly reduce physical burden. Their best feature is that they are easy to use and train, which increases combat effectiveness and readiness.
Lethality: Nammo munitions comprise multipurpose warheads offering flexibility, overmatch and easy target defeat features that are accurate, repeatable firepower at extended ranges without elaborate or expensive sighting systems and system reliability to perform on target, every time without exception is guaranteed.
SLM historical impact
Shoulder- launched munitions or SLMs entered the battlefield during World War II and remain extremely effective even today. Armed Forces throughout history have a primary goal of completing missions successfully, while minimising combat casualties. The Nammo engineering and product development team understands this mission and specifically designs shoulder launched munitions to give war fighters the power and lethality to efficiently and effectively destroy armoured personnel carriers, hastily created bunkers, fortified structures, and other hardened targets.
Nammo SLM designs draw extensively from experience in current conflicts. The Nammo product development team works closely with operators to understand requirements and gaps in their current capabilities to continuously improve system designs and manufacture SLMs that effectively engage and destroy targets. The design and engineering teams’ aptitude to remain in tune with the changing needs of soldiers is vital to providing them the decisive edge in any combat situation. Nammo’s ability to listen to the soldier and design a solution that gives them an advantage has solidified the company as a key player in the industry.
System and warhead variants
The company offers a wide range of systems in the 66mm and 83mm families. The 66mm M72 LAW family of weapons offers both anti-armour and anti-structure capability. The 83mm systems include the reusable launcher ShoMulder- launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW), and a disposable solution derived from the SMAW for the US Army, the M141 Bunker Defeat Munition. Both 83mm systems offer a variety of warheads that can be used as the situation dictates, providing military leaders with the flexibility to choose a system that best fits the mission.
The M72 LAW
The playing field will be tilted to the advantage of the soldier carrying the Nammo M72 lightweight assault weapon (LAW).The M72 LAW has been a battlefield staple since the Vietnam War. The US Army Type Classified modern M72 LAW is a single use, effective, easy to use and highly portable. The lightweight and lethal nature of the weapon enables soldiers to carry multiple M72s at one time, which allows light infantry, early entry, airborne and Special Forces to be prepared for multiple engagements without the need for resupply. Nammo has several variants of the system providing soldiers with the capability to destroy structures and vehicles or penetrate light armour.
The US Army Type Classified M141 Bunker Defeat Munition is a single shot, shoulder launched munition with a unique high explosive dual purpose ( HEDP) round. Lightweight and rugged, the BDM is airdrop- certified and single soldier transportable. The HEDP rocket has a devastating impact on enemy targets, including breaching concrete structures,
The Nammo portfolio