Saab secures order to supply Carl-Gustaf M4 Trainers to Sweden

8 February 2021 (Last Updated February 8th, 2021 12:28)

Saab has secured a Skr135m ($16.1m) contract to supply Carl-Gustaf M4 Ground Combat Indoor Trainer (GC IDT) to the Swedish Armed Forces.

Saab secures order to supply Carl-Gustaf M4 Trainers to Sweden
The Carl-Gustaf M4 is a man-portable, shoulder-launched weapon system for infantry forces. Credit: SAAB.

Saab has secured a Skr135m ($16.1m) contract to supply Carl-Gustaf M4 Ground Combat Indoor Trainer (GC IDT) to the Swedish Armed Forces.

The new order was placed by the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) under the framework agreement signed in June 2019.

As agreed, Saab will deliver complete Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system training studios that will enable the Swedish forces to provide weapon training to around 100 soldiers simultaneously in a virtual environment.

The training solution will include replica weapons, a virtual environment and an evaluation system.

Saab will also deliver conversion kits that will help in turning a studio deployment into a standalone individual trainer with a small footprint.

The GC IDT system can also be extended to provide training on additional weapon types ranging from small arms to shoulder-launched missiles.

Saab Training and Simulation business unit Åsa Thegström said: “We are proud to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with our realistic and cost-efficient virtual training solution GC IDT.

“By utilising our innovative thinking and technology, the Carl-Gustaf M4 GC IDT replicates the operations and characteristics of the real weapons and ammunition, their ballistics and terminal effects.

“By that, we are able to provide the crew with required skills, as well as engagement techniques training combined with training using the real systems.”

The Carl-Gustaf M4 is a man-portable, shoulder-launched weapon system for infantry forces. It can be used to destroy armoured tanks, neutralise landing craft and bunkers as well as for clearing obstacles.

The 2019 agreement enables the FMV, Estonian and Latvian armed forces to place orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons, training systems and associated equipment during a ten year period.

Last month, Saab secured a contract to deliver Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon systems to the Norwegian Armed Forces.