Denmark Becomes 15th Carl-Gustaf M4 Multi-role Man-portable Recoilless Rifle
Saab has obtained an order from the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) for the Carl-Gustaf® M4 multi-role, man-portable Recoilless Rifle, making Denmark the fifteenth buyer for the M4 model. Deliveries will happen in 2022. The Danish Armed Forces have been utilizing Carl-Gustaf, which is designated Dysekanon within the nation, for the reason that Nineteen Seventies. The Carl-Gustaf M4 will increase tactical flexibility. Constructed to fulfill future necessities, it’s suitable with superior hearth management gadgets and ready for specialised ammunition, placing superior know-how at forces’ fingertips.
“We’re prepared to produce Denmark with Carl-Gustaf M4. The user-focused design of the Carl-Gustaf M4 will make sure the Danish forces that they’ll have what they want, after they want it,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle, designated in Swedish service because the Granatgevär m/48 is an 84-mm man-portable reusable anti-tank weapon initially produced by Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori (that later was merged into Saab Bofors Dynamics) in Sweden. Developed in 1946, it was one of many many recoilless rifle designs of that period. Whereas comparable weapons have usually disappeared from service, the Carl-Gustaf remains to be in manufacturing and stays in widespread use at this time. The Carl-Gustaf is a light-weight, low-cost weapon that makes use of a variety of ammunition, which makes it extraordinarily versatile and appropriate for all kinds of roles.
In comparison with the M3 MAAWS, the M4 is 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) lighter, weighing 6.6 kg (15 lb), and shorter with a 950 mm (37 in) total size. The shorter size was in response to the necessity to wield the weapon in city terrain, and weight financial savings have been achieved by means of utilizing lighter parts at any time when doable together with a carbon fibre tube with titanium liner, in addition to a brand new venturi design. Different new options embody a red-dot sight, a journey security catch to permit the M4 to be carried whereas loaded, an adjustable shoulder relaxation and ahead grip for improved ergonomics, a shot counter to maintain monitor of what number of rounds have been fired to handle the weapon’s 1,000-round barrel life, double that of the M3, picatinny rails for grips and sight mounts, and a distant spherical administration operate so clever sights can talk with programmable rounds.
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