Saab to supply Carl-Gustaf components to undisclosed customer

11 March 2015 (Last Updated March 11th, 2015 18:30)

Saab has received a contract to continue the supply of Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system components to an undisclosed customer.

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Saab has received a contract to continue the supply of Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system components to an undisclosed customer.

Under the Skr127m ($15m) contract, the company will deliver components for ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf system. It also features an option for additional orders with a combined value of Skr60m ($7m).

Saab Dynamics business area head Gorgen Johansson said: "This order is another evidence of the system's reliability and capability.

"Carl-Gustaf is a leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world.

"The system has repeatedly proven itself in the world's most demanding environments as a versatile and powerful tool for the infantry soldier."

Manufactured by Saab Bofors Dynamics, Carl-Gustaf is an 84mm reusable, shoulder-fired, multirole recoilless rifle, designed to help troops effectively engage enemy rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs) and machine gun attacks from ranges of 900m and beyond.

"Carl-Gustaf is a leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world."

Operated by a two-man crew, the weapon also supports gunnery and combat training objectives with sub-calibre trainers and full-calibre practice rounds and simulators.

The weapon provides various types of ammunition, ranging from armour penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas and special features such as smoke and illumination.

Carl-Gutsaf is used by 40 countries worldwide, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, India, Germany and Malaysia, as well as the US and UK.

Deliveries under the contract are scheduled to take place this year.


Image: US soldiers hold familiarisation training with the Carl-Gustaf anti-tank rifle during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Photo: courtesy of mass communication specialist 2nd class (DSW/SW) Christopher Perez.