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.
"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.