Saab has received orders for the recoilless rifle Carl-Gustaf® M4 with included ammunition. The combined order value is approximately 900 million SEK (approximately $105 million) and deliveries will take place in 2022. Lightweight and multi-role, the Carl-Gustaf M4 increases tactical flexibility, enabling soldiers to deal with any situation. The industry’s nature is such that depending on circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information regarding the customer will not be announced.
“We are proud to continue to support our international customer base with our Carl-Gustaf M4 which makes a difference when needed. These orders are further proof of the high demand for our ammunition and our ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ requirements,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Built to satisfy future requirements, it is compatible with advanced fire control devices and prepared for specialised ammunition, putting advanced technology at forces’ fingertips. Since the launch in 2014, Saab has signed contracts with fourteen different nations for Carl-Gustaf M4. The wide range of ammunition provides extreme tactical flexibility ready for any combat situation, delivering faster engagement, increased hit probability and greater effectiveness.
The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle 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. The Carl-Gustaf is a lightweight, low-cost weapon that uses a wide range of ammunition, which makes it extremely flexible and suitable for a wide variety of roles. M4 (M3E1 in USA) is 3.4 kg (7.5 lb) lighter, weighing 6.6 kg (15 lb), and shorter with a 950 mm (37 in) overall length.