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« 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 Icon-side-blufor.png British Army
Type Anti-Tank Missile Launcher
Diameter 150 mm
Variants None
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The NLAW 150 mm missile launcher.

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


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This is a premium asset that requires ownership of the British Armed Forces DLC.

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 with 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 permits a lone AT gunner to carry a single backup missile, allowing for a total of two missiles per user without having to rely on another trooper to carry additional munitions for them in a backpack.

Additionally, in stark contrast to the Javelin, there is minimal risk of the missile missing its target at close range. This is because the missile flies directly towards its target rather than using a curved trajectory like the Javelin. As such, it is much more effective at attacking vehicles that would otherwise be too close for the Javelin's missile to reliably hit.


NLAW Missile

The NLAW only supports loading one type of missile. It requires three inventory slots to carry:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive / Kinetic 550

The missile is always launched with an initial velocity of 40 m/s and takes a further 2 seconds to reach a maximum speed of 340 m/s in flight. The warhead has a blast radius of 2 metres.


  • ArmA 2's NLAW is strangely depicted as a reloadable weapon. In reality, the actual NLAW cannot be reused after firing its missile and must be discarded.
    • 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.
  • Following the latest Community Configuration Project updates, the NLAW was given a two second lock-on delay and can no longer acquire targets instantly.


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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-britisharmy.png British Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45
Assault rifles L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL)
Designated marksman rifles L86A2 LSW 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmLRR .338
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mm
Machineguns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerNLAW
Static L111A1L134A1
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
British Armed Forces