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Saab announces new Carl-Gustaf order

4th December 2012 - 16:09 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab will supply components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an unnamed customer under a new contract announced on 4 December. The order has a total value of approximately SEK 156 million, but no further details of the contract customer will be publicised.

According to Saab, the order comprises components for ammunition to the latest version of the Carl-Gustaf system; and was placed under an option included in a previous contract which Saab signed on 31 October 2012.

The Carl-Gustaf system is a highly modern and capable ground support weapon, and has successively been modernised and adapted to meet new requirements. With the Carl-Gustaf M3 version Saab offering advanced capability for demanding customers investing in the future.

Tomas Samuelsson, head of business area dynamics, said: ‘Carl-Gustaf is an important part of many defence systems across the world. The system has been further developed for decades in order to meet new demands. For every new model, more new customers are also added which we of course welcome.’

The company said that deliveries for the system are scheduled for 2013.

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