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TDW

TDW

TDW (Gesellschaft fur verteidigungstechnische Wirksysteme) is the European leader in the development and manufacture of warheads for guided weapons. The company was founded in 1994 and has approximately 120 employees based at its site in Schrobenhausen, Germany.

TDW has customers in France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the UK, and the USA. Among the products developed by TDW are the Mephisto tandem penetrator for the Taurus KEPD 350, the tandem shaped charge warheads that equip the MILAN, HOT, and PARS 3 LR (formerly TRIGAT LR) anti-tank weapon systems, the fragmentation warheads for ESSM, ASRAAM, Sidewinder, RAM, and Meteor, the blast/fragmentation warheads for NSM, the warhead for ALARM and the PAC-3 "lethality enhancer".

TDW is now part of the European guided weapon company MBDA following the integration of LFK GmbH.

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