Thursday, 5 January 2017

Saab receives $36 million order for Carl Gustaf weapons

Saab receives $36 million order for Carl Gustaf weapons

By Ryan Maass   |   Jan. 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Saab has received a $36 million contract to produce and deliver portable Carl Gustaf weapon systems for an unnamed customer.

The contract includes production orders for both the M3 and M4 variants, the latter of which was designed in 2014. Saab officials say the order is a testament to the platform's performance.

"This is an important order for Saab and our Carl-Gustaf portfolio. The interest for both the M3 and the latest M4 version is strong," Saab Dynamics head Görgen Johansson said in a press release. "The Carl Gustaf system has an impressive track record and this is a strong proof of the trust our customers place in the system."

Saab's Carl Gustaf is a shoulder-fired, multi-role weapon system designed to afford operators the option to choose between a variety of ammunitions. The M3 variant, designed in 1991, featured reduced weight and additional improvements from previous versions.

The weapon has been procured by over 40 countries. The latest version has been ordered by four countries, and continues the weight reduction trend from 22 pounds to 15 pounds.

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