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Saab Awarded NATO Support and Procurement Agency Contract for Carl-Gustaf Man-portable Multi-role Weapon

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Saab Awarded NATO Support and Procurement Agency Contract for Carl-Gustaf Man-portable Multi-role Weapon

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Saab Awarded NATO Support and Procurement Agency Contract for Carl-Gustaf
Saab Awarded NATO Support and Procurement Agency Contract for Carl-Gustaf

The order is placed on behalf of four NATO member nations within a framework agreement between Saab and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA), regarding Carl-Gustaf Man-portable Multi-role Weapon, including ammunition and equipment. The Carl Gustaf 8.4 cm recoilless rifle is a Swedish-developed 84 mm (3.3 in) caliber shoulder-fired recoilless rifle, initially developed by the Royal Swedish Army Materiel Administration during the second half of the 1940s as a crew-served man-portable infantry support gun for close-range multi-role anti-armour, anti-personnel, battlefield illumination, smoke screening and marking fire, which has seen great export success around the globe and continues to be a popular multi-purpose support weapon in use by many nations.

“We are honoured that the NSPA once again has chosen our trusted, reliable and effective Carl-Gustaf system,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

Carl-Gustaf Man-portable Multi-role Weapon.
Carl-Gustaf Man-portable Multi-role Weapon. (Photo by Saab)

The Carl Gustaf 84 mm recoilless rifle 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. Proven to deliver results on the battlefield, Carl-Gustaf provides the effectiveness soldiers need. The wide range of ammunition types for Carl-Gustaf makes it flexible and able to handle any situation, whether it is to destroy an armoured vehicle or structure, or illuminating the battlefield during night operations. The Carl-Gustaf system is supplied to more than 40 countries around the world. While similar weapons have generally disappeared from service, the Carl Gustaf is still in production and remains in widespread use today.

The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (French: Agence OTAN de soutien et d’acquisition), abbreviated to NSPA, is the main logistics and procurement agency of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) and is the executive branch of the NATO Support and Procurement Organisation (NSPO), formerly NATO Maintenance and Supply Organization (NAMSO). Until 2012, the tasks were organised with the NATO Supply Agency and other institutions. It has about 1200 employees in Luxembourg, France, Italy and Hungary. On 1 April 2015, organisation and structure of NSPO and NSPA changed. This change marks the expansion of Agency capabilities to include all aspects of systems procurement from initial acquisition throughout sustainment.

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