Powered by MOMENTUM MEDIA

Website Notifications

Get notifications in real-time for staying up to date with content that matters to you.

Saab secures US Carl-Gustaf munitions order

carl gustaf m

Saab has secured a US$16 million order from the US Department of Defense for Carl-Gustaf ammunition for the man-portable weapon system. 

Saab has secured a US$16 million order from the US Department of Defense for Carl-Gustaf ammunition for the man-portable weapon system. 

The order, covering multiple ammunition types for the Carl-Gustaf 84mm recoilless rifle system known in the US as M3 MAAWS (multi-role, anti-armor, anti-personnel weapon system), is placed under the terms of a contract originally announced by the Department of Defense in August 2014, which covers a five-year contract period that lets the customer place orders up to US$187 million. 

Advertisement
Advertisement

Görgen Johansson, senior vice president and head of Saab’s business area dynamics, said, "We are pleased to see that the DoD keeps investing in the Carl-Gustaf system, and we are proud to provide them with our world-leading Carl-Gustaf ammunition."

The Carl-Gustaf 84mm recoilless rifle is a combat-proven system capable of operating in demanding environments that provides soldiers with clear overmatch capability needed to dominate in the battlespace.

"It is clear evidence of the customer’s trust in us and in the capabilities of our products," Johansson said. 

The system has been regularly modernised and enhanced to meet users’ changing needs. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4 (designated M3E1 in the US), reduces the launcher weight from 10 kilograms to less than seven kilograms, among several other improvements.

"With the system now also being fielded in greater numbers to light infantry units in multiple theatres, the mission flexibility provided by multiple munition types available to the operator are delivering great agility and capability to the warfighter," said Erik Smith, president and CEO of Saab Defense and Security USA.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows soldiers to defeat multiple threat types; from neutralising armoured vehicles to clearing obstacles and structures.

Saab secures US Carl-Gustaf munitions order
Carl-Gustaf-M4-.jpg
lawyersweekly logo

The inaugural Defence Connect AIC Summit will place you with key decision-makers and stakeholders within the defence industry to discuss the government’s intention to improve AIC and increase the nation’s sovereign production, defence capability and resilience. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this event, register for free today to attend the live stream on 22 October. Register your interest to attend, visit: www.defenceconnect.com.au/aic-summit

more from defence connect

Sep 16 2021
Defence releases RFP for air defence system
Industry stakeholders have been invited to submit proposals for the ADF’s future medium-range air defence capability. ...
New Zealand to uphold ban on nuclear vessels
Sep 16 2021
New Zealand to uphold ban on nuclear vessels despite Australia’s submarine program
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern told reporters that the country intends to uphold its ban on nuclear powered vessels within its terr...
Sep 16 2021
PODCAST: A different vision for Australian defence industry, with shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh
In this episode of the Defence Connect Podcast, host Phil Tarrant is joined by shadow minister for defence industry Matt Keogh, wh...