Saab Awarded Latvian MOD Contract For Carl-Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifle Ammunition
Saab has obtained orders from the Latvian Ministry of Defence for ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle. The order worth is roughly SEK 185 million ($17 million). The order is positioned inside a framework settlement between Saab and the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV, Forsvarets materielverk) which allows Latvia to position orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons and ammunition over a ten-year interval. The wide selection of ammunition varieties accessible for Carl-Gustaf makes it versatile and capable of deal with any scenario on the battlefield, whether or not it’s to destroy an armoured car or construction, or illuminating the battlefield throughout night-time operations.
“We’re happy to proceed delivering our world-class floor fight capabilities to Latvia. This order will assist the Latvian Nationwide Armed Forces’ skill to satisfy a variety of challenges on the fashionable battlefield,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s enterprise space Dynamics.
The Carl Gustaf 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 and Saab. Saab’s Carl-Gustaf system (designated MAAWS within the U.S.) has a protracted and confirmed file with the U.S. army. The reloadable, multi-purpose system has been in service within the U.S. since 1990 and a program of file for the U.S. Military since 2013. In 2018, the U.S. Military introduced it might purchase the newest model of the weapon, the Carl-Gustaf M4 (designated M3A1 within the U.S.).
The Carl Gustaf is a light-weight, low-cost weapon that makes use of a variety of ammunition, which makes it extraordinarily versatile for all kinds of roles. Constructed to fulfill future necessities, it’s appropriate with superior fireplace management gadgets and ready for specialised ammunition, placing superior expertise at forces’ fingertips. For the reason that launch in 2014, Saab has signed contracts with fourteen completely different nations for Carl-Gustaf M4. The wide selection of ammunition supplies excessive tactical flexibility prepared for any fight scenario, delivering sooner engagement, elevated hit likelihood and higher effectiveness.
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