Saab Awarded US Armed Forces Contract For Carl-Gustaf Ammunition And AT4CS RS
Saab has obtained an order for Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle ammunition and AT4CS RS (decreased sensitivity) anti-armour weapon techniques for U.S. Armed Forces. The order worth is USD 81.8 million (SEK 812.7 million) and deliveries will happen throughout 2024. The Carl-Gustaf ammunition and AT4 techniques inside this order can be utilized by the U.S. Military, U.S. Particular Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Marine Corps. The supply order is signed inside an Indefinite Supply, Indefinite Amount (IDIQ) framework settlement signed in 2019 between Saab and the U.S. Military that permits the client to position orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the single-shot AT4 shoulder-fired weapon techniques throughout a five-year interval.
“We’re proud to offer the U.S. Military, U.S. SOCOM and U.S. Marine Corps with a world-class, battlefield confirmed and efficient multi-purpose shoulder fired functionality (anti-armor, anti-structure, anti-personnel and illumination). Most significantly, Saab’s Carl-Gustaf and AT4 weapon techniques will proceed to offer warfighters with a major deadly overmatch functionality when participating armored and dismounted menace forces on present and future battlefields,” mentioned Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab within the U.S.
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 an extended and confirmed file with the U.S. navy. 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 could purchase the most recent 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.
The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm (3.31 in) unguided, man-portable, disposable single-shot, shoulder-fired smoothbore recoilless gun anti-tank weapon constructed by Saab (beforehand Bofors Anti-Armour Methods). The AT4 just isn’t thought of a rocket launcher because the explosive warhead just isn’t propelled by a rocket motor; equally, it isn’t precisely a recoilless rifle, however quite a recoilless gun, because the launcher is smoothbore and never rifled. Saab has had appreciable gross sales success with the AT4, making it one of the widespread mild anti-tank weapons on this planet. The M136 AT4 is a variant utilized by the USA Military. The AT4CS RS is a preloaded weapon with a specifically developed, distinctive shaped-charge warhead that delivers excellent behind-armour-effects contained in the goal.
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