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Saab to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammo to US

29th June 2018 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Saab has received an ammunition order for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system from the US Department of Defense (DoD), the company announced on 26 June.

The $16 million order has been placed under the terms of a contract signed with the DoD in August 2014 for the 84mm M3 recoilless gun system.

The DoD has also placed an order for the MT 756, multi target round. The 84mm MT 756 is designed for combat in urban areas and for incapacitating targets under cover inside a building or similar types of fortification. The round uses a tandem charge to penetrate hardened structures.

Michael Andersson, president and CEO, Saab North America, said: ‘The Carl-Gustaf, with its broad range of munitions types, has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments. With the addition of the MT 756 munition to the DoD inventory, warfighters will have even greater flexibility to customise the weapon and munitions load to their specific mission.’

Deliveries under the order are expected to take place during 2019.

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