SAAB receives an new order for components of Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system 0810139

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013 01:18 PM
 
SAAB receives an new order for components of Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
     
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
Swedish Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
     

The order has a total value of SEK 434 million and comprises components for ammunition to the latest version of the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern ground support weapon system. The contract also includes an option for additional orders with a total value of SEK 114 million.

“Carl-Gustaf is a world leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world. With each new model the demand for the system increases in many strategic markets. The Carl-Gustaf system has been sold to over 40 countries,” says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

The Carl-Gustaf system is a highly modern Ground Support weapon system with a long and successful history. The system has successively been modernised and adapted to meet new requirements. With the latest version Carl-Gustaf M3, Saab offer state-of-the-art capability for customers demanding high operational reliability in all conflict situations.

The Carl Gustav is a 84 mm man-portable reusable multi-role recoilless rifle produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics in Sweden. The weapon is fitted with iron sights, but is normally aimed with the attached 3x optical sight with a 17 degree (300 mrad) field of view. The Carl Gustav has a maximum effective range of 500 m to stationary targets.

 

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