« The NLAW (Next Generation Light Armor Weapon) is portable, short range, fire-and-forget anti-tank guided missile system recently fielded by the British contingent in Takistan.
Armoury Description

Faction British Army
Type Anti-Tank Missile Launcher
Caliber 150 mm
Variants None
ArmA II BAF Logo

The NLAW is a 150 mm missile launcher exclusively used by the British Army in ArmA 2. It was added with the release of the British Armed Forces DLC.

Overview Edit

The NLAW is a portable fire-and-forget, guided missile launcher.

It uses missiles with 150 mm high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads that are capable of hitting targets at distances of between 800 and up to 1,200 metres away. The launcher comes with an integrated ACOG scope that has a magnification strength of 3x.


Direct hit.

Unlike the Javelin, the NLAW has the advantage of being lighter to wield as each missile only occupies three inventory slots instead of six. This allows for a single AT gunner to carry a single spare missile (forming a total of two missiles per operator) without having to rely on another trooper to carry additional munitions for them.

Also unlike the Javelin, there is minimal risk of the missile missing its target at close ranges. Because the missile flies directly towards its target instead of using a curved trajectory like the Javelin, it's far better at attacking vehicles that would be too close for the Javelin's missile to hit.

Trivia Edit

  • Although based on the real-world "NLAW" missile launcher designed by Saab of Sweden, it appears to be modelled specifically after the earlier variants of the NLAW.
  • Just like the PCML in ArmA 3, the in-game NLAW is unrealistically capable of being reloaded (the real launcher is designed to be disposed of after being fired).
    • The in-game NLAW also lacks the ability to utilise Predicted Line-Of-Sight (PLOS) guidance when attacking vehicles, and is restricted to direct fire only.
  • In earlier versions of ArmA 3, the NLAW's icon was erroneously used as the icon for the PCML despite the in-game model being completely different visually.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit