Saab to supply Carl-Gustaf ammunition to US DoD
Saab has agreed a deal with the US Department of Defense (DoD) worth $16 million for the for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
The order is placed under the terms of a contract originally announced with the US DoD in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system known in the US as M3 MAAWS (Multi-role, Anti-armor, Anti-personnel Weapon System). Deliveries are expected to take place during 2019.
In addition to the munition types already in service with operators of the system, DoD has also placed their first order for the MT 756 (Multi Target) round. The 84 mm MT 756 is designed for combat in urban areas and for incapacitating an enemy under cover inside a building or similar types of fortification. The round uses a tandem charge to penetrate hardened structures and affect the targets within.
Michael Andersson, President and CEO, Saab North America, said: “The Carl-Gustaf, with its broad range of munitions types, has repeatedly proven itself in the most demanding environments. With the addition of the MT 756 munition to the DoD inventory, warfighters will have even greater flexibility to customize the weapon and munitions load to their specific mission.”
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