LINKOPING, Sweden, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Swedish defense and security company Saab reports it has received a $19.8 million contract for components of its Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle.
The components will upgrade the unidentified customer's inventory of the 84mm weapon to the M3 level, the current version of the gun.
"We are very proud of the confidence our customer places in the Carl-Gustaf system and satisfied to have been able to secure an additional order for the system," said Tomas Samuelsson, head of company's Dynamics business area.
The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a manpack weapon and is used by a two-man team, one aiming and firing and the other loading. It can also be fired by one individual firing from the shoulder or using a bipod.
The U.S. military, whose Special Operations Forces use the gun, recently placed a large order for the weapon, which it is fielding with regular infantry units.
Saab said that under the new contract components ordered will be delivered in 2013 and 2014.
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