Saab has secured a contract worth approx. $37 million for additional Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons from the Australian Department of Defense.
Delivery of multi-role weapons for the Australian Army is scheduled for 2024-2025.
“This order continues Saab’s longstanding relationship with the Australian Defence Force. We are proud to deliver modern and user-focused weapon systems that ensures the Australian armed forces’ ability to meet a wide range of challenges on the battlefield,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a portable, multi-role weapon system that provides dismounted soldiers with tactical flexibility through a wide range of ammunition.
Weighing in at around 7 kg and measuring less than 1 meter in length, this portable weapon system offers high mobility on the battlefield, states the Sweden-based manufacturer.
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.
According to the company, the system is supplied to more than 40 countries around the world.