Denel NTW-20

The NTW-20 is a South African anti-materiel rifle, developed by Denel Mechem in the 1990s. It is intended for deployment against targets including parked aircraft, telecommunication masts, power lines, missile sites, radar installations, refineries, satellite dishes, gun emplacements, bunkers and personnel, using a range of specialised projectiles.[1] As with other weapons of this type, it can also be used for counter sniping and ordnance disposal (shooting explosive ordnance from a safe distance).[citation needed]

Denel NTW-20
A Denel NTW-20 on display
TypeAnti-materiel rifle
Place of originSouth Africa
Service history
In service1998–present
Production history
DesignerTony Neophytou
ManufacturerDenel Land Systems
VariantsNTW 20, NTW 14.5, NTW 20×110mm
Mass31 kg (NTW 20),
34 kg (NTW 14.5)
Length1,795 mm (NTW 20),
2,015 mm (NTW 14.5)
Barrel length1,000 mm (NTW 20),
1,220 mm (NTW 14.5)
CrewTwo; rifle breaks down into two parts for transport and fits into two backpacks weighing 15kg each, one containing the weapon receiver section, while the other contains the barrel and ammunition

Cartridge20×82mm (NTW 20)
20×110mm Hispano (NTW 20×110mm)
14.5×114mm (NTW 14.5)
ActionBolt action, recoiling barrel
Muzzle velocity720 m/s (20×82mm)
820 m/s (20×110mm)
1,000 m/s (14.5×114mm)
Effective firing range1,500m (20×82mm)
1,800m (20×110mm)
2,300m (14.5×114mm)
Feed system3-round detachable box magazine (20×82mm and 14.5×114mm)
Single shot (20×110mm)
Sights8 × 56 Lynx Telescopic sight