Ukraine buys 90mm MATADOR RGW90 with dual-mode mono shaped charge

KYIV, ($1=29.38 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The Ukrainian Armed Forces will soon be equipped with up to 2,650 man-portable anti-tank, anti-DOoR [MATADOR] RGW90 from the German manufacturer Dynamit Nobel Defense [DND], learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Soldier & Technik, as well as confirmation from the manufacturer.

Belgium gets DND's multifunctional RGW90 with a HEAT/HESH warhead
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Accordingly, the Ukrainian state has purchased the systems directly from DND, and will soon be delivered to Ukraine. In this regard, after an inspection of BulgarianMilitary.com, it was found that an application for export was submitted by the manufacturer on March 18. According to Die Welt, the approval was given by the relevant Ministry of Economy last weekend. According to the report, the weapons systems have already left the manufacturer’s warehouse for Ukraine.

MATADOR RGW90

In the version currently available on the market, the RGW90 HH [HEAT / HESH] A2 uses a dual-mode mono-shaped charge warhead and can therefore also be used against armored vehicles. The weapon is capable of breaking through a triple brick wall.

The weapon, which weighs about eight kilograms, can pierce more than 600 millimeters of armored steel at a range of 500 meters – with a probability of hitting more than 90 percent of NATO’s standard target of 2.3 meters x 2.3 meters. Works perfectly in the temperature range from -46 ° C to + 71 ° C

Ukraine buys 90mm MATADOR RGW90 with dual-mode mono shaped charge
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The weapon was designed in the 99th century and entered service in 2000. MATADOR RGW90 is produced in three places – Germany, Israel, and Singapore. Interestingly, the war in Ukraine was the first documented case in which the MATADOR RGW90 was used in full-scale military operations. However, Israel often uses RGW90 to drill walls for Israeli troops to pass through during its military operations in the Gaza Strip.

This anti-tank weapon is in service in Germany, Israel, Singapore, Belgium, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Britain, and Vietnam.

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