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Latvia orders Carl-Gustaf ammunition

5th September 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Latvian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered $18.8 million worth of 84mm calibre ammunition for its Carl-Gustaf rocket launchers.

The order will ensure sufficient ammunition stock for Latvia's National Armed Forces and the National Guard.

Carl-Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifle is a shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system with improved ergonomics and lightweight design that offers better mobility to the soldier.

According to an agreement signed by the MoD and the Swedish Defence Procurement Agency earlier this year, Latvia can purchase its Carl-Gustaf ammunition from Saab Dynamics jointly with Sweden and Estonia. This agreement replaced the previous arrangement, under which Latvia procured necessary articles under a five-year agreement, with optional two-year extension, concluded between Saab Dynamics, the European Defence Agency, Estonia, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Poland.

The first batches of ammunition will arrive in 2019.

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