Saab receives US order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition


Defence and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from the US Department of Defense (DOD) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the US as M3 MAAWS (Multi-Role, Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System). The order value is USD5.4 million (MSEK 46).

The order comes under the terms of Saab’s framework contract announced with DOD in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system.

“The Carl-Gustaf, with its broad range of munitions types, has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments and it is a versatile, powerful tool for the soldier. This order demonstrates the strong belief by the customer in the system,” says Michael Andersson, president and CEO, Saab Area North America.

The Carl-Gustaf is a world-leading weapon system within the support weapon category. It has been regularly modernised and enhanced to meet users’ changing needs. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4 (called M3E1 in the US), reduces the weight from 10kg to less than 7kg. Carl-Gustaf is a battle-winning system for soldiers operating in demanding environments. Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows dismounted soldiers to defeat multiple challenges – from neutralising armoured vehicles to clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.