Saab to provide Carl-Gustaf ammunition to Swedish Army

10 August 2016 (Last Updated August 10th, 2016 18:30)

Saab has secured an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply its Carl-Gustaf ammunition.

Saab has secured an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) to supply its Carl-Gustaf ammunition.

The SEK122m ($14.2m) order requires the company to deliver ammunition for the multi-purpose weapon system to the Swedish Army.

Saab Dynamics business area head Görgen Johansson said: “With this order, of both live and training ammunition, the Swedish Armed Forces continues its efforts to increase the capability of its army on the battlefield.

“The order is definitely a strong proof of the customer’s trust in the system and in Saab as a supplier.”

The latest version of the weapon, Carl-Gustaf M4, features a reduced weight of 7kg, while the previous models M2 and M3 weigh 14.2kg and 10kg, respectively.

Using the M4, soldiers will be able to deal with a wide range of tactical situations, ranging from neutralising armoured tanks or enemy troops in defilade, to clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.

"With this order, of both live and training ammunition, the Swedish Armed Forces continues its efforts to increase the capability of its army on the battlefield."

The Carl-Gustaf M4 is around 1,000mm long and compatible with a variety of anti-armour, anti-structure, anti-personnel and support rounds.

The Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic were the first country to order the new Carl-Gustaf M4 last year.

In a separate development, Saab received a SEK130m ($15.29m) order from Krauss-Maffei Wegmann to supply new vehicle electronics for the Leopard 2 tank.

The order includes design and development of vehicle electronics, delivery of vehicle electronics units and cables, and training and documentation.

Krauss-Maffei supplies the Leopard 2 tank to FMV and the Swedish Army, where the tank is designated as Stridsvagn 122.


Image: The Carl-Gustaf system helps dismounted soldiers to respond to multiple ground threats. Photo: courtesy of Saab.