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Austrian Army orders Saab ammunition

Saab reports it has received an order from the Austrian Army for recoilless rifle ammunition.

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Richard Tomkins
A Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is fired by U.S. troops. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Hatton.
A Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is fired by U.S. troops. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Hatton.

LINKOPING, Sweden, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- The Austrian military has ordered an undisclosed quantity of ammunition for Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon systems from Saab of Sweden.

Information on the monetary value of the contract was not provided but Saab said the 84mm ammunition would be delivered during 2016-2017.

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"The Carl-Gustaf is a world-leading weapon system which has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments as a versatile, powerful tool for the infantry soldier," says Torbjörn Saxmo, head of Saab business unit Ground Combat.

The Carl-Gustaf system is a recoilless rifle primarily for use against armor. It can be fired by one or two soldiers and has a firing rate of as many as six rounds per minute.

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