Saab announces Carl-Gustaf component order
Saab will deliver ammunition components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an unnamed customer following the signing of a contract announced on 8 October. The order is valued at £42 million, with an option for additional orders worth £11 million.
The order will see the company deliver ammunition components for the latest version of its Carl-Gustaf modern ground support weapon system. No further customer details have been released.
Carl-Gustaf is a multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon. The system offers the soldier various types of ammunition, ranging from armour penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas as well as special features like smoke and illumination. The M3 version of the launcher features significant weight reduction and improvements for urban operations.
Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area dynamics, said: ‘Carl-Gustaf is a world leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world. With each new model the demand for the system increases in many strategic markets. The Carl-Gustaf system has been sold to over 40 countries.’
Saab is scheduled to deliver components during 2013 and 2014.
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