EURENCO, European chief within the discipline of propellants and explosives for the Protection sector, and SAAB AB, world participant with world-leading merchandise, providers and options from navy protection to civil safety, are finalizing a brand new long-term contract for the provision of stable rocket motor propellants & explosives for the “Carl Gustaf” medium caliber man transportable multirole weapon system. EURENCO has been a long-term provider of energetic supplies (propellants and explosives) for the “Carl Gustaf” program for greater than 40 years. Each corporations have established a robust relationship of belief over time. This new settlement is the fruit of this partnership and the idea on which it’ll develop even stronger.

The Carl Gustaf 8.4 cm recoilless rifle is a Swedish developed 84 mm (3.3 in) caliber man-portable shoulder-fired recoilless rifle, initially developed by the Royal Swedish Military Materiel Administration through the second half of the Nineteen Forties as a close-range anti-tank and assist weapon for infantry, which has seen nice export success across the globe and is at this time a well-liked multi-purpose assist weapon in use by many countries. 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 U.S. navy service, it’s formally often called the M3 Multi-Function Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) or “Ranger Anti-tank Weapons System” (RAWS), however is usually simply known as “Gustaf”.


Eurenco and Saab Finalizing Lengthy Time period Settlement to Help Carl Gustaf Program

The Carl Gustaf continues to be in manufacturing and stays in widespread use at this time. Enhancements to the ammunition have been continuous. Whereas the older HEAT rounds should not significantly efficient in opposition to trendy tank armor, the weapon has discovered new life as a bunker-buster with an HEDP spherical. As well as, improved HEAT, excessive explosive (HE), smoke and illumination (star shell or flare) ammunition can also be out there. For full effectiveness, illumination rounds need to be fired at a really excessive angle, making a hazard for the gunner because the backblast from firing can burn him. For that reason, a number of armies have retired the illumination rounds, whereas the U.S. Military requires that they be fired from a standing place.

EURENCO was created in 2004 from the merger between SNPE “Explosifs & Propulseurs” and NEXPLO. EURENCO inherited from these corporations a presence in a number of European nations and a excessive stage of know-how within the discipline of energetic supplies. Because the European chief in navy explosives, propellants and fuels, EURENCO additionally provides explosives for the civil sector (oil and gasoline drilling, mining) and has the world’s largest manufacturing capability for 2-EHN (gasoline additive). EURENCO is a key participant within the protection sector serving the sovereignty of France and Europe. The corporate design, produce and provide progressive merchandise and options with excessive added worth within the fields of pyrotechnics and chemistry.