Saab has received an order for the new Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system from the Australian Army.
The new Carl-Gustaf M4 version introduces a range of major enhancements. These include a lighter weight design (weighing less than 7 kg), a round counter, improved safety and intelligent features, such as compatibility with future intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition, which collectively offer significant operational improvements for the soldier.
The weapon is fully backward compatible with all ammunition types. Deliveries will take place during 2020.
“With the introduction of the M4 version the Australian Army will have a weapon with the latest technology and improved ergonomics providing an increased tactical flexibility to deal with most situations on the battlefield”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf has seen extensive operational service with the Australian Army and moving to the M4 weapon represents the continued modernisation of this important lethality system.
This is Saab´s sixth customer for the Carl-Gustaf M4 system since its launch in late 2014.
Swedish defence major Saab is currently looking out for Indian partners to co-develop and co-produce its next-generation Carl-Gustaf M4 in India for the Army. “We had very good and positive feedback from the Indian Army because of reduction in weight and the ammunition loaded
Saab announced Thursday that it has signed a SEK127 million (US $15 million) contract with the European Defense Agency (EDA) to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammunition to Agency member states Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Poland. Deliveries will take place during 2016
Saab announced today that it has won a SEK 127 million ($940 Million) contract to deliver components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system to Sweden. The order comprises components for ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern and effective ground support weapon system
Saab will present the newly-developed next generation Carl Gustaf M4 at the 2014 Association of the U.S
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A Saab-Raytheon collaboration has received a contract from the United States Army to demonstrate a guided munition for the Carl-Gustaf infantry weapon system, with three all-up-round test firings against threat-representative targets. In 2017, Saab announced its partnership with Raytheon to develop new weapons for infantry forces
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The Duesseldorf, Germany-based tech enterprise has been selected to supply the Australian Defence Force with more than a thousand additional military trucks and modules, worth €430 million. The Commonwealth of Australia has thus acted on a procurement decision already announced in July 2018
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