Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for the Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system, but declined to name the customer.
This is Saab´s fourth customer for the system since its launch in late 2014. Deliveries will take place during 2017, a company statement said.
The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information regarding the customer will not be announced.
The new version has all the effectiveness and versatility of the proven Carl-Gustaf system but with enhancements. These include a lightweight design (weighing less than 7 kg), a round counter and intelligent features, such as compatibility with future innovations like the intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition, which collectively offer significant operational improvements for the soldier.
“With the M4 version the customer will have a weapon with the latest technology and with improved ergonomics which will give them an increased tactical flexibility to deal with any situation on the battlefield”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.
In 2015, Saab received the first order of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 from the armed forces of the Slovak Republic. In addition, the system was acquired by two other countries for evaluation and qualification purposes.