Saab has received an order for deliveries of the Carl-Gustaf® M4 Ground Combat Indoor Trainer (GC IDT), the order value is approximately 135 MSEK and deliveries will take place in 2022-2023. The order comprise complete training studios which enables simultaneous training of up to 100 soldiers. The order also comprise conversion kits enabling quick conversion from a studio deployment to stand alone individual trainers with small footprint. The GC IDT system can be extended to also include training with additional weapon types ranging from small arms to shoulder-launched missiles.
“We are proud to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with our realistic and cost-efficient virtual training solution GC IDT. By utilizing our innovative thinking and technology, the Carl-Gustaf M4 GC IDT replicates the operations and characteristics of the real weapons and ammunition, their ballistics and terminal effects. By that we are able to provide the crew with required skills as well as engagement techniques training combined with training using the real systems”, says Åsa Thegström, head of Saab’s business unit Training & Simulation.
The order is placed within a framework agreement, signed in June 2019, which allows Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV), together with the Estonian and Latvian Armed Forces, to place orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons, training systems and associated equipment during a 10-year period. Saab’s Ground Combat Indoor Trainer (GC IDT) provides the user with replica weapons, a virtual environment and a sophisticated evaluation for realistic and accurate training.
The Carl-Gustaf and adopted into Swedish service as Granatgevär m/48 is an 84-mm man-portable reusable anti-tank weapon originally produced by Carl Gustafs Stads Gevärsfaktori (that later was merged into Saab Bofors Dynamics) in Sweden. For 70 years, the Carl-Gustaf has been supporting infantry around the world in dealing with a full range of battlefield challenges. The new version, Carl-Gustaf M4 (M3E1 in US Army), has all the effectiveness and versatility of the Carl-Gustaf system but its improved and lightweight design, weighing less than 7 kg, offers significant mobility improvements to the soldier