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. The new munition answers a U.S. Special Operations Command requirement and is designed to increase the capability of the combat proven, shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system Carl-Gustaf built by Saab. The new munition is guided which will provide for increased precision against moving targets.
“Collaborating with Raytheon, utilizing their technical and product excellence in combination with our innovative technology solutions, 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”, says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab business area Dynamics.
“Paired with the Carl-Gustaf weapon system, this new guided munition will give U.S. and coalition dismounted forces additional overmatch capabilities against enemy threats on the battlefield”, says Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. “The munition is intended to enable ground troops to engage multiple targets precisely at distances up to 2,000 meters, including moving targets”.
The munition’s advanced warhead is designed to penetrate light armor, bunkers and concrete structures while decreasing collateral damage. With increased range, the new munition will offer greater protection for ground troops by enabling them to fire at targets from inside structures or buildings.
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
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 has received an ammunition order from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. The order is a part of the contract announced in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system
Important new capabilities developed by Saab for its AT4 weapon system will also be exhibited for the first time at DSEI. These enhanced variants deliver extended range (ER) performance and improved high explosive (HE) effects
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Raytheon has won $37 million modification contract for procurement of fiscal 2019 United States Navy Standard missile SM-2 and Standard missile SM-6 intermediate-level repair and maintenance. Work is expected to be completed by November 2019, the US department of defense said in a statement Monday
The United States has approved sale of 32 AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) for an estimated cost of $63 million to Japan. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on November 16, 2018, the US DoD said in a statement Monday
The United States Army has awarded Raytheon $21 million contract to develop a new propulsion system for the TOW missile. The contract funds a three-year effort to make performance improvements to the tube-launched, optically tracked TOW missile, the company said in a statement Sunday
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