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Saab to deliver Carl-Gustaf weapon systems


Carl-Gustaf weapon System. Photo: Saab.

STOCKHOLM (BNS): Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract for components to the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.

The total value of the order is MSEK 357 ($45 million).

The company will not reveal the name of the buyer and any further details of the customer and contract.

“This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the Carl-Gustaf system which until now has been exported to more than 40 customers around the world,” Tomas Samuelsson, Head of business area Dynamics within Saab, said in an official news release.

Saab will deliver the weapon system during 2010-2011.

The Carl-Gustaf weapon system provides various types of ammunition, ranging from armour penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas as well as special features like smoke and illumination to the soldier.

The M3 version of the launcher features significant weight reduction and improvements for urban operations.

Several different types of ammunition allow soldiers to rapidly respond to a wide range of ground threats in all environments.

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