Saab receives order for Carl-Gustaf components

Swedish Defence company, Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, the company said in a statement.

The order amounts to SEK 106 million (USD 12.55 million) and deliveries will take place during 2018. The details about the customer was not announced.

The order comprises of components for the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern and effective ground support weapon system, designed and suitable for a wide range of missions.

“The multi-purpose capability of the Carl-Gustaf system provides freedom of action for the user in all environments. With this order we are strengthening our already strong position on the market within ground combat weapon systems”, says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saabs Business Area Dynamics.

Carl Gustaf (Gustaf Bazooka or M2CG) is an 84 mm man-portable reusable anti-tank recoilless rifle produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics in Sweden. Although most rounds fired by the Carl Gustaf work on the classic recoilless principle, modern rounds sometimes add a post-firing booster that technically make it a rocket launcher.

The system is sold to more than 40 countries. In U.S. military service, it is known as the “M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System” (MAAWS) or “Ranger Anti-tank Weapons System” (RAWS).

Specifications:

  • Calibre: 84 mm rifled (24 lands, progressive twist)
  • Crew: 2 optimal, 1 minimal
  • Weights: 14.2 kg (M2); 8.5 kg (M3); 0.8 kg (mount); 7.0 kg (M4)
  • Length: 1.13m (M2); 1.07m (M3); 1.0m (M4)
  • Breech: Hinged
  • Rate of fire: 6 rounds per minute
  • Sights: Iron sights, optical 3×, laser rangefinder, image intensification system



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