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Saab introduces fourth generation Carl-Gustaf

29th September 2014 - 08:55 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Karlskoga

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Saab Dynamics has publicly unveiled the Carl-Gustaf M4, the fourth generation of the widely deployed shoulder-fired 84mm recoilless weapon system.

The development of the new weapon coincides with the US Special Operations Command's need for the 'rapid development of a kit' to reduce the weight of the M3 weapons now used by US special operations forces.

Saab Dynamics describes the new M4 as 'lighter, better and faster' than the previous M3 model. The M4 weighs less than 7kg and measures less than 1,000mm compared to the M3 which weighs 10kg and is 1,065mm long. 

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