“Proven, Pow­er­ful and Ef­fec­tive”

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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,

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