Saab will deliver Skr3bn ($276.9m) worth of ammunition for the recoilless Carl-Gustaf M4 rifle to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV).

Deliveries will arrive throughout 2026-2030.

The order was placed within a framework agreement between the Saab and the FMV, which allows purchases of the company’s ground combat weapons: Carl-Gustaf, AT4 and NLAW, including ammunition and equipment.

President and CEO of Saab, Micael Johansson, stated: “This order secures the Swedish armed forces’ supply of Carl Gustaf ammunition and is a result of the weapon’s capacity and robustness.”

The Swedish armed forces have used the Carl-Gustaf since 1948. In 2018, the FMV signed a contract for deliveries of the latest iteration of the weapon: the Carl Gustaf M4.

The wide range of ammunition available for the Carl-Gustaf strengthens the system’s tactical flexibility, enabling faster engagement and increased precision.

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Nato requirements

Sweden will soon follow Finland’s entry into Nato; but this comes with some requirements to provide sufficient support to the defence organisation.

The wide range of Carl-Gustaf ammunition caters to the needs of the soldier. This is a useful property of the Swedish-produced weapon as it can be more easily integrated among other Nato partners.

The weapon can fire a range of 84mm calibre muntions for various objectives.

The UK Ministry of Defence has procured the weapon in a £4.6m ($5.7m) deal with Saab in March this year. The British Army’s Director of Futures, Major General James Bowder, stated:

The procurement of Carl-Gustaf M4 will provide a versatile, potent, and proven capability to our close combat forces; it will defeat a range of threats on the modern battlefield, further enhancing our lethality.”