SAAB receives Carl-Gustaf weapon order
Saab will manufacture and deliver the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an unnamed customer under a contract announced on 4 January.
The contract, worth $36.5 million, includes weapon systems of the Carl-Gustaf M3 version. The deliveries will take place during 2017.
The Carl-Gustaf system enables dismounted soldiers to defeat multiple challenges such as neutralising armoured vehicles, clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.
The weapon system is now being developed with enhanced capabilities and new ammunition types. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4, includes weight reduction from 10kg to 7kg.
Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area dynamics, said: ‘This is an important order for Saab and our Carl-Gustaf portfolio. The interest for both the M3 and the latest M4 version is strong. The Carl-Gustaf system has an impressive track record and this is a strong proof of the trust our customers place in the system.’
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