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Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition in test firing

1st November 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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A series of guided flight tests of the shoulder launched Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition have been carried out by Saab and Raytheon at the Mile High Range in Sierra Blanca, Texas, and the Saab Bofors Test Centre in Karlskoga, Sweden.

The tests featured a semi-active laser guidance system for the weapon to guide the munitions to target, with three munitions fired in total; two against static targets and one against a moving target.

Other seeker technologies including imaging IR were also demonstrated as optional solutions for the munition. The demonstration in Sweden further included dynamic warhead tests against various targets.

The Carl-Gustaf guided munition will allow armed forces to accurately engage stationary or moving targets up to and beyond 2,000 metres. The increased range, in combination with a confined space capability, will offer troops greater tactical flexibility when selecting a firing position.

The munition is being developed by Saab and Raytheon under a partnership for new weapons for infantry forces announced in 2017.

Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area dynamics, said: ‘The Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition is a next step in the evolution of the Carl-Gustaf system. It will be the most advanced Carl-Gustaf munition yet and will offer greater precision, minimise collateral damage and deliver outstanding performance with pin-point accuracy and multi-target capability.’

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