Defence and security company Saab has signed on the 25th of January a contract with the European Defence Agency (EDA) for the production and delivery of Carl-Gustaf ammunition. Deliveries will take place during 2017.
The order comes under the terms of Saab´s framework agreement signed between Saab and EDA in 2014, allowing for the co-ordinated purchase of Carl-Gustaf ammunition by the agency member states Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Poland. The agreement is in effect for five years, with a possible extension of two further years. The framework provides for potential orders of approximately SEK 460 million.
“This order is further proof of our ability to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammunition in a flexible and efficient way. In order to maintain capable and deployment-ready forces, the customer have high demands on the weapon deliveries and I am proud that we can offer these solutions when ever needed,” says Torbjörn Saxmo, head of Saab business unit Ground Combat within business area Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf is a world-leading weapon system within the support weapon category. It has been constantly modernised and enhanced to meet users’ changing needs. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4, reduces the weight from 10 kg to less than 7 kg. Carl-Gustaf is a battle-winning system for soldiers operating in demanding environments. Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows dismounted soldiers to defeat multiple challenges – from neutralising armoured vehicles to clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.