US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) signs five-year framework contract for Carl-Gustaf weapon system
[Johannesburg, 29 August 2014] -
Defence and security company Saab has signed a new framework contract with the USSOCOM for the company's Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (in the US named MAAWS; Multi-role, Anti-armour Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The contract is a follow-on agreement to a previous five-year contract for the 84mm recoil-less rifle system. In connection with award of the contract, USSOCOM issued an initial order with a value of MSEK 99 (approximately $14.3 million).The framework contract enables the USSOCOM to place orders for weapons and ammunition over a five-year contract period up to a total value of BSEK 1.3 (approx. $187 million)."This is another great milestone for Saab and the Carl-Gustaf system. This new order demonstrates the continued belief by the customer in the capabilities and versatility of our product as well as its future potential," says Görgen Johansson, senior VP and head of Saab's business area dynamics.