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US Army buys Saab weapon system

30th November 2011 - 09:44 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Saab has announced that it has received an order from the US Army and the US Special Operations Command for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. According to Saab, this is the first time the US Army has ordered the system.

The Carl-Gustaf is a 84mm recoilless rifle system. It is a true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, and according to Saab the system is in use in more than 40 countries worldwide. The system offers the soldier various types of ammunition, ranging from armour penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas as well as special features like smoke and illumination.

The US Army and US Special Operations Command, who is an existing Carl-Gustaf customer, will receive the the Carl-Gustaf M3 version, which offers advanced capabilities and a significant weight reduction and improvements for urban operations.

The value of the combined Army and US Special Operations Command order has a total value of MUSD 31.5 (MSEK 209).

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