Saab’s AT4 weapon has been chosen by the Indian Armed Forces via a aggressive programme for a single-shot weapon. AT4 will probably be utilized by the Indian Military and the Indian Air Power. The Indian Armed Forces are a brand new buyer for AT4. This order contains the AT4CS AST, which might be fired from confined areas corresponding to from inside buildings, bunkers and different city environments. The AT4CS AST presents a tandem warhead with a breach or blast mode, which is optimised to defeat enemies inside buildings and to destroy buildings, which might create a degree of entry into them. The contract was signed by FFV Ordnance AB, accountable for Saab’s Floor Fight supply in India.

“We’re honoured that the Indian Armed Forces, that are already customers of our Carl-Gustaf system, have additionally chosen Saab for his or her single-shot weapon want. The Indian Military and Indian Air Power might be assured within the data that they’ve the mandatory firepower to offer them the benefit,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.


Saab AT4 unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon

The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm (3.31 in) unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon constructed by Saab Bofors Dynamics (beforehand Bofors Anti-Armour Programs). Saab has had appreciable gross sales success with the AT4, making it one of the crucial frequent mild anti-tank weapons on this planet. The identify AT4 is a phrase play on the 84 mm caliber of the weapon, (84) ‘eighty 4’ being pronounced equally to ‘A-T-4’. The identify additionally doubles as an alpha-phonetic phrase play on the weapon’s position attributable to “AT” being a standard army abbreviation for “Anti-Tank”.

The AT4 is meant to offer infantry models a way to destroy or disable armoured automobiles and fortifications, though it’s usually ineffective towards present fashionable essential battle tanks (MBTs). The launcher and projectile are manufactured prepacked and issued as a single unit of ammunition, with the launcher discarded after a single use. The AT4 can mount an optical evening sight on a detachable fixture. In US army use, the launcher might be fitted with the AN/PAQ-4C, AN/PEQ-2, or the AN/PAS-13 evening sights. There are a number of completely different projectiles for the AT4. Word that as a result of the AT4 is a one-shot weapon, projectiles are preloaded into the launcher tubes.