Saab receives large order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition

Saab reports an unidentified country has ordered ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf weapon system.
By Richard Tomkins   |   Jan. 13, 2016 at 11:54 AM

LINKOPING, Sweden, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Saab of Sweden is to supply an unidentified customer with three different types of ammunition for its Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapons system.

The contract is worth more than $164 million, the company said. Deliveries will take place this year through 2019.

The Carl-Gustaf weapon system is an 84mm recoilless rifle for anti-armor use. It was originally came to market in 1948 and can be operated by a two-person crew or even by just one soldier. Its M4 variant weighs about 15.4 pounds and uses ammunition for destroying enemy bunkers as well as armored vehicles.

"I am very glad to announce that we have now received this significant order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition," said Gorgen Johansson, head of Saab's Dynamics business. "This further strengthens our leading position on the market for shoulder-launched weapons systems."

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