Saab has received a new order from the U.S. Army for additional shoulder-launched AT4-CS RS (Confined Space Reduced Sensitivity) anti-armor weapon systems.
Saab was awarded an ID/IQ contract for AT4CS RS in 2008. This order is an addition to a delivery order received in 2017. That order was valued at $13.4 million and delivery will take place in 2019.
The AT4-CS RS is a fully disposable, preloaded weapon system with a specially developed, unique shaped-charge warhead that delivers outstanding behind-armor effect inside the target. It weighs less than 8 kg and has an effective range of 20 to 300 meters.
“This order demonstrates the continuing strong belief by the customer in the AT4 system,” says Görgen Johansson, Senior Vice President and head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
“We are proud to continue to provide this proven and effective tool to the U.S. warfighter,” says Michael Andersson, President and CEO, Saab North America, Inc.
Since 1987, Saab has delivered more than 600,000 AT4s, both directly and under license, to U.S. forces. The weapon has been continuously upgraded since that time to provide even greater capability and effect to the user. Newer versions currently under development will offer even greater ranges and additional flexibility.
The AT4 family is a range of lightweight, man-portable, fully disposable weapons characterised by ease of use and handling. This means they do not require expert gunners to operate the weapon effectively. The AT4 offers great flexibility and is not limited to combating tanks and heavy combat vehicles.
The AT4 is equally effective against threats in buildings and fortifications. It can also be employed to protect fixed installations, supply points and other vital assets.
In 2014, new versions of the weapon were introduced to the market. These new variants are part of the proven AT4CS family and build upon Saab’s modular 84-mm product range including the Carl-Gustaf multi-purpose reloadable weapon system and the AT4 family of disposable weapons.
The new AT4 variants – the AT4-CS ER (Extended Range) and AT4-CS HE (High Explosive) – provide multi-purpose, direct fire support with confined space capabilities.