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Saab to manufacture Carl-Gustaf M4 near New Delhi as Swedish firm eyes Indian expansion

18th April 2024 - 16:55 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in New Delhi


India will become the first country to manufacture the Carl-Gustaf M4 outside of Sweden. (Image Saab)

Saab has planned to build “a streamlined ownership structure” in India to accelerate its investment plans and developing capabilities in the country.

Swedish Saab’s 100% fully owned Saab FFVO India Pvt Ltd. will expand its operations when it starts manufacturing the first Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-fired weapon system outside Sweden in the state of Haryana next year.

Groundbreaking was completed in early March 2024 on a four-acre facility in the state which borders New Delhi. The facility will produce weapons for the Indian military and export components to global users.

Carl-Gustaf legacy M2 and M3 variants, licence-produced in India, have been in service since 1976 with the Indian Army, Saab’s largest customer. The upgraded 6.6kg, 95cm-long M4 features updated sighting technology and advanced

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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