Armor: Matador Loses Weight


October 25, 2011: Israeli firm Rafael has developed a new, lighter version of its Matador RGW-90 shoulder fired rocket launcher. Weight is reduced from 10 kg (22 pound) to 8.9 kg (19.9 pounds). This version of Matador has a max range of 500 meters. The warhead is designed to blow up buildings, or parts of buildings. Another version carries an anti-armor warhead.

The wall breaching version of Matador rocket launcher, the RGW-90 WB, weighs 13 kg (29 pounds). It has an effective range of 20-120 meters and is designed to create a hole, in brick or concrete walls, large enough for soldiers to get through.



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