Raytheon Company and Swedish aerospace and defense firm Saab will partner to develop new weapons for infantry forces.
The companies said in a joint statement Thursday that they will first look to upgrading the Carl-Gustaf reloadable shoulder-launched weapon system and explore opportunities to enhance Saab's AT4 disposable weapon system to meet near-term U.S. and international requirements.
"Putting the best equipment in the hands of soldiers is our main mission," said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. "Saab and Raytheon bring the power of the world's latest technologies to make this happen."
The upgraded weapon systems will give U.S. and coalition dismounted forces overmatch capabilities against enemy threats on the battlefield.
"Collaborating with Raytheon, utilizing their technical and product excellence in combination with our technology, will enhance the already world-leading Carl-Gustaf and AT4 weapon systems with additional capabilities that will further increase the operational benefit for the end user," said Görgen Johansson, who leads Saab's Dynamics business.
Raytheon Australia has won a $12.1 million dollar contract for stage one of the Armys new anti-aircraft missile system which is worth up to $2 billion
The US Navy has awarded a $79.6 million worth contract to Raytheon to develop the Commercial Aircraft Based Instrumentation Telemetry System and the Airborne Command Transmitter System for its newly ordered Gulfstream G550 airborne early warning aircraft
Swedish Saab and Indian Adani group joint venture is eyeing to produce a portfolio of products that include unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters apart from supplying fighter jets to the Indian armed forces. Asish Rajvanshi, head of the Adani Groups Defence and Aerospace division, said the joint venture was focusing on developing “foundational capabilities” to produce a wide-range of products in the aerospace sector for the domestic as well as export markets, PTI reports stated Sunday
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