The latest version of the Carl Gustaf is called M4. Over five years ago the Slovak Republic became the first country to order the new Carl-Gustaf M4, and Norway is now the latest country to order it with a 7-year contract. The producer, SAAB, calls the Carl Gustaf a “man-portable multi-role weapon system.” All of the Carl-Gustaf munitions have a calibre of 84mm, so they are compatible with every version of the weapon.
An interesting fact is that the weight of the Carl-Gustaf M4 is less than half the weight of the old M2 version, which I’m sure is welcomed by the soldiers.
Below: The larger version of Carry optics.
Here is the announcement from SAAB.
The Norwegian Armed Forces has signed a framework agreement with Saab for the Carl-Gustaf ® M4. Saab has received an initial order for Carl-Gustaf M4 weapons with deliveries in 2021.
The recently signed framework agreement allows the Norwegian customer to place orders for Carl-Gustaf M4, associated equipment and training systems during a 7-year period.
The Norwegian Armed Forces 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.
“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 portable, shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system. It gives users a wide range of engagement options and allows troops to remain agile and effective in any scenario. It builds on the system’s formidable capabilities, offering a higher degree of accuracy, lighter construction and compatibility with future innovations. The M4 is also compatible with intelligent sighting systems and future technology developments, such as programmable ammunition. Since the launch in 2014, Saab has signed contracts with fourteen different nations for Carl-Gustaf M4.
It’s pretty cool that TFB had SAAB’s press release image as a Photo Of The Day back in 2019: Norwegian Task Unit Shooting a Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle in Al-Assad, Iraq. (taken by Ole-Sverre Haugli, Norwegian Defense).