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Saab, Raytheon team for infantry weapons

14th November 2017 - 11:11 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Raytheon and Saab are teaming up to cooperate on the development of new weapons systems for infantry forces to meet near-term US and international requirements, it was announced on 9 November. 

Under the partnership, the team will initially upgrade Saab's Carl-Gustaf shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance the AT4 disposable weapon system.

The Carl-Gustaf system is used by the US Army and ground forces of 40 other countries. The multi-role weapon has been regularly modernised and enhanced to meet evolving requirements.

The upgraded weapon systems will give US and coalition dismounted forces overmatch capabilities against enemy threats on the battlefield.

Görgen Johansson, SVP, head of business area dynamics at Saab, said: ‘Collaborating with Raytheon, utilising their technical and product excellence in combination with our technology, will enhance the world-leading Carl-Gustaf and AT4 weapon systems with additional capabilities that will further increase the operational benefit for the end user.’

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