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Swedish military orders Carl-Gustaf ammunition

Saab has received a production order from the Swedish military for Carl-Gustaf system ammunition.

By Richard Tomkins
Swedish military orders Carl-Gustaf ammunition
Sweden has ordered Carl-Gustaf ammunition from Saab. Pictured, a Special Operations Task Force - Central soldier fires a Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle during a training exercise in Basrah, Iraq, May 2, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Spc. William Hatton

LINKOPING, Sweden, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Sweden's Defense Material Administration has tapped Saab for the supply of ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle.

The ammunition, in a variety of types, will be delivered next year and is worth more than $14.3 million.

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"With this order, of both live and training ammunition, the Swedish Armed Forces continues its efforts to increase the capability of its army on the battlefield. The order is definitely a strong proof of the customer's trust in the system and in Saab as a supplier," said Gorgen Johansson, head of Saab's Dynamics business area.

The Carl-Gustaf is an 84mm anti-tank that was originally introduced in 1948. Its modern version is used in anti-armor warfare as well as for clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.

Additional details of the Swedish military order were not disclosed.

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