The Norwegian Armed Forces have entered into an agreement with Swedish defense contractor Saab for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf M4, the latest variant of the company’s shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system.
Norway has been a user of the Carl-Gustaf M2 system since early 1970’s. Today, the M2 and the M3 versions are used within the Norwegian Armed Forces.
It is worth noting that with the framework agreement, which was announced by Saab on January 11, Norway is becoming the 14 operator of the M4 variant. Deliveries under the seven-year agreement are scheduled to start in 2021.
“We welcome the latest user to the Carl-Gustaf M4. It’s a great success to continue to support the Norwegian Armed Forces, this time with our future ready Carl-Gustaf M4”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest version of the recoilless rifle, which introduces a lighter weight and smaller dimensions, compared to its predecessors. The weight of the M4 is less than half the weight of the M2 version.
Saab says the M4 is also compatible with intelligent sighting systems and future technology developments, such as programmable ammunition.