Sweden-based defense technology company Saab has received an order worth around $75 million for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf ammunition to the US Army.
The company says deliveries of the shoulder-fired ammunition would take place in 2022.
The order is placed within an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement signed in 2019 between Saab and the US Army that allows the customer to place orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the disposable AT4 shoulder-fired weapon systems during a five-year period.
This order for the US Army and Marine Corps is comprised of seven different types of ammunition including anti-armor, anti-structure, smoke, and illumination rounds.
The company confirmed that the order does not include the new “guided multipurpose munition” (GMM) which was recently demonstrated by Saab and Raytheon to the US Army at the Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona.
“The Carl-Gustaf is a modern, flexible weapon platform designed by Saab to meet the current and future needs of our warfighters across every combat environment. Our Carl-Gustaf ammunition makes our weapon adaptable and delivers guaranteed effects against armored vehicles, soft targets, and urban structures,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the US.
Saab’s Carl-Gustaf system (designated MAAWS in the US) has been in service in the US since 1990. In 2018, the US Army announced it will acquire the latest version of the weapon – the Carl-Gustaf M4 (designated M3E1 in the US).