16 Oct 2017

SAAB wins US Army deal for AT4 systems

Saab has secured a contract worth $13.4 million from the US Army for the shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (Confined Space Reduced Sensitivity) anti-armour weapon system.

The AT4CS RS is a fully disposable, preloaded weapon system with a specially developed, unique shaped-charge warhead.

It weighs less than 8 kg and has an effective range of 20 to 300 metres.

Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics: “This order is a great milestone for us and our ground combat portfolio. It demonstrates continued trust from the customer and emphasises our leadership in the shoulder-launched product market.”

The AT4 family is a range of lightweight, man-portable, fully disposable weapons that don’t require expert gunners to operate the weapon effectively.

Michael Andersson, President and CEO, Saab North America: “Since 1987, Saab has delivered more than 600,000 AT4s to U.S. forces. We are pleased to continue supplying this system and continue adapting it as the U.S. customer’s needs change”

In 2014, new versions of the weapon were introduced to the market. These new variants 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 AT4CS ER (Extended Range) and AT4CS HE (High Explosive) – provide multi-purpose, direct fire support with confined space capabilities.

image © Saab AB

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