The Norwegian Armed Forces have awarded Saab a contract for the deliveries of ammunition for the latest variant of the recoilless Carl-Gustaf rifle.
The order is signed within a 15-year framework agreement that allows the Norwegian Armed Forces to place orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and weapons.
Norway became the 14 operator of the M4 variant of the shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system under a contract from January 2021. The country has been a user of the Carl-Gustaf system since early 1970’s, with M2 and M3 versions currently in service.
The call-off, announced by Saab on August 22, includes the new programmable high explosive round HE 448, among other ammunition types. The HE 448 gives Carl-Gustaf operators the ability to quickly configure a chambered round.
“We are pleased to continue to support the Norwegian Armed Forces with our Carl-Gustaf ammunition. These munitions will further strengthen Norwegian defense capability,“ says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.