Laying Down the LAW
The Pentagon recently announced a contract for a half-billion dollars worth of M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon variants.
The award, to Arizona-based and Norwegian-owned Nammo Defense Systems, amounts to a $498,092,926 firm-fixed-price contract for the full-rate production of assorted M72 LAW models variants and components to include training systems. The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Newark, New Jersey issued the five-year contract with an expected completion date in December 2026.
“With more than a million systems delivered, the M72 represents one of the most successful shoulder-fired systems ever developed,” says Nammo of the popular system that, besides military service with more than 20 countries since it was first adopted in the early 1960s.