Saab to produce Carl-Gustaf ammunition for undisclosed customer


Saab has received an order to manufacture and provide the Carl-Gustaf M3 weapon to an undisclosed customer.

The order for the man-portable weapon system is valued at around SEK334m ($36.8m).

Saab Dynamics head Görgen Johansson said: “This is an important order for Saab and our Carl-Gustaf portfolio. The interest for both the M3 and the latest M4 version is strong.

“The Carl-Gustaf system has an impressive track record and this is a strong proof of the trust our customers place in the system.”

Under the contract, delivery of the weapon systems will take place this year.

Dismounted soldiers can use the Carl-Gustaf to respond to ground threats, including neutralising armoured vehicles, clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.

"The Carl-Gustaf system has an impressive track record and this is a strong proof of the trust our customers place in the system."

The shoulder-fired, multi-role weapon can be used with a range of armour-penetrating and anti-personnel ammunition.

Saab's Carl-Gustaf M3 has a length of around 1,065mm and weighs around 10kg, while the weapon's latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4, offers a reduced weight at 7kg.

The new weapon is also compatible with intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition.

It is being upgraded to accommodate new ammunition types and enhanced capabilities, and has been sold to more than 40 countries.


Image: Saab's Carl-Gustaf M4 is an upgraded version of M3. Photo: courtesy of Saab.