Norwegian Armed Forces Place Order For Programmable Carl-Gustaf Round
Saab has obtained an order from the Norwegian Armed Forces (Forsvaret) for deliveries of ammunition for the recoilless Carl-Gustaf rifle. The order is signed inside a 15-year framework settlement that enables the Norwegian Armed Forces to position orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and weapons. This consists of the brand new programmable excessive explosive spherical HE 448, amongst different ammunition sorts. In January 2021, Norway turned the 14th consumer of the newest Carl-Gustaf M4. The big selection of ammunition accessible for Carl-Gustaf additional strengthens the system’s tactical flexibility, enabling quicker engagement, elevated hit chance and better effectiveness for Norwegian troopers.
“We’re happy to proceed to assist the Norwegian Armed Forces with our Carl-Gustaf ammunition. These munitions will additional strengthen Norwegian defence functionality,“ says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.
The programmable excessive explosive ammunition HE 448 offers the Carl-Gustaf operator the power to shortly configure a chambered spherical. Saab’s programmable Carl-Gustaf munition, designated HE 448, was fired for the primary time in entrance of an viewers at a reside hearth occasion in Karlskoga, Sweden. The brand new HE 448 programmable spherical has the power to speak with the brand new Hearth Management Gadget 558 by way of a brand new protocol often known as Firebolt®. The HE 448 spherical gives the FCD 558 with the precise data on spherical kind and propellant temperature and combines this with goal distance entered by the operator to find out the perfect trajectory. Which means Carl-Gustaf operators will be capable to shortly configure a chambered spherical and so enhance their operational effectiveness.
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 in the course of 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 in the present day a preferred multi-purpose assist weapon in use by many countries. The Carl Gustaf 84 mm recoilless rifle 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.
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