Germany has purchased MBDA’s Enforcer light shoulder missile system for the Bundeswehr, the company said in a Jan. 2 statement.
No further details of the contract, which was signed by the German Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the Bundeswehr (BAAINBw) on December 20, have been released.
MBDA won the competition for the Leichtes Wirkmittel 1800+, the German requirement for a light, day and night, accurately guided, shoulder-launched weapon system with a range of over 1,800 meters.
With pre-launch locking capability, the Enforcer missile shoots and forgets provides Precision capabilities against lightly armored static and moving targets, targets in cover and in urban environments up to 2000m. It can be used from a cover and in closed and confined spaces.
The modular system is lightweight – the single-use missile and launch tube weigh less than 9 kg (19.8 lbs), while the complete system, which includes two ammunition and a sight, weighs less than 20 kg – and can be transported and operated by a soldier.
MBDA positions Enforcer as a complement to existing shoulder infantry weapon systems, including the Wirkmittel 90.
“With the addition of the Shoulder Enforcer, MBDA is now firmly committed to a complete renewal of its family of battlefield engagement weapons that began with Brimstone 3 and MMP, a medium-to-medium missile. scope introduced in the French army last year. Enforcer, MMP and Brimstone now form the core of a portfolio which we hope will see many developments, ”said Eric Béranger, CEO of MBDA.