Sweden-based defense technology company Saab has received an order worth around $345 million from the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide ammunition for the recoilless Carl-Gustaf rifle.
The order is part of the company’s its framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), enabling the procurement of Saab’s Ground Combat weapons Carl-Gustaf, AT4, and NLAW, including ammunition and equipment.
Since its introduction in 1948, the Carl-Gustaf weapon has been an integral part of the Swedish Armed Forces, and in 2018, the FMV signed a contract for the latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4.
“The wide range of ammunition available for Carl-Gustav further strengthens the system’s tactical flexibility, enabling faster engagement, increased hit probability and greater effectiveness for the soldiers,” stated the company.
“We are proud to continue to deliver our world-leading solutions to Sweden and contribute to the Swedish defence capability. This order secures the Swedish Armed Forces supply of Carl-Gustaf ammunition and is a result of the weapon’s capacity and robustness,” says Micael Johansson, President and CEO of Saab.
The deliveries of the Carl-Gustaf M4, including the accompanying ammunition, are scheduled to occur between 2026 and 2030.