US orders additional Carl-Gustaf ammunition and AT4 systems
On 7 September, Saab announced that an SEK812.7 million ($81.8 million) order was placed under an IDIQ framework agreement signed with the US Army in 2019.
This deal allows the US to place orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the single-shot AT4 shoulder-fired weapon systems during a five-year period.
Saab’s Carl-Gustaf system (designated MAAWS in the U.S.) is a reloadable, multi-purpose system that has been in service in the US services since 1990 and a programme of record for the army since 2013.
In 2018, the US Army announced it would acquire the latest version of the weapon, the Carl-Gustaf M4 (designated M3A1 in the US).
Shephard Defence Insight notes that the AT4 is an 84mm shoulder-launched, disposable, preloaded, recoilless weapon, ballistically characterised by a combination of a flat trajectory and low dispersion, attained through high velocity.
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