Saab to deliver Carl-Gustaf components to undisclosed customer

15 December 2013 (Last Updated December 15th, 2013 18:30)

Defence and security firm Saab has received a contract for the delivery of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an undisclosed customer.

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Defence and security firm Saab has received a contract for the delivery of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to an undisclosed customer.

The SEK114m ($17.25m) contract covers the supply of components for ammunition for the latest variant of the Carl-Gustaf system support weapon system.

Saab's business area Dynamics Head Görgen Johansson said that Carl-Gustaf is a leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world.

"With each new model, the demand for the system increases in many strategic markets. The Carl-Gustaf system has been sold to over 40 countries," Johansson said.

"The Carl-Gustaf system has been sold to over 40 countries."

The multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon system offers several types of ammunition, which range from armour penetration and anti-personnel to ammunition for developed areas, in addition to special features such as smoke and illumination.

According to the defence and security firm, the weapon can be operated by a two-man crew, which also supports the gunnery and combat training objectives through the use of sub-calibre trainers, full-calibre practice rounds and simulators.

The mark three version of the launcher incorporates a major reduction in weight and enhancements for urban operations, as well as offering high operational consistency in all conflict situations.

Deliveries under the current contract are scheduled to take place during 2014.


Image: the multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon system offers several types of ammunition, which range from armour penetration and anti-personnel. Photo: courtesy of Soldatnytt.