Japan Orders New Carl Gustafs

Japan has ordered more than 300 new Carl Gustaf recoilless rifles. This represents the latest in a series of procurements that will modernize Japan’s infantry weapons. Other recent procurements include the new Type 20 rifle and the HK SFP9.

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Saab Secures US AT4 and Carl Gustaf Ammunition Order

Saab have been awarded a fresh order for AT4 anti-armor systems and ammunition for the Carl Gustaf Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System (MAAWS) worth $105 million. These systems will be utilised by the US Army, US Special Operations Command and the US Marine Corps. Building on earlier orders as part of an ‘indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity’ contract originally awarded in 2019, the latest order is for the AT4 Confined Space, Reduced Sensitivity variant of the AT4.

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British Army Adopts Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle – Again!

Back in 1963, the British Army adopted the M2 Carl Gustaf 84mm recoilless rifle. It served with various units right through into the 1990s when it was replaced by lighter, single-use munitions. The British Army replaced the M2 with the LAW 80 which has since been surpassed by the NLAW. Yesterday, it was announced that the British Army would once again be procuring the Carl Gustaf, this time the much improved M4 variant.

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US Department of Defense Orders AT4s and Carl Gustaf Ammunition

The US Department of Defense has ordered over $80 million worth of Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle ammunition and shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (confined space and reduced sensitivity) anti-armour weapon systems. The order was made within a 2019 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract. The AT4CS RS variant was first procured back in 2015. The ammunition and weapons will be used by the U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Marine Corps.

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Indian Contract for SAAB – AT4 Support Weapon

The single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore 84 mm anti-tank weapon AT4 made by SAAB has a new customer on the list. The Indian Armed Forces have ordered an unknown amount of the model AT4CS AST, to be used by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force. In total, more than 1 million AT4’s have been produced.

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Norway Orders SAAB Carl-Gustaf M4 Recoilless Rifles

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.

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Saab to Supply $100M Worth of Carl Gustaf Ammo & AT4 Systems to US Army

The US Army has awarded a $100 million contract to Saab for Carl Gustaf ammunition and AT4 recoilless Rifle systems which will supply the USMC and JSOC. This contract is an “indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity” (IDIQ) contract. This essentially means that all three entities can buy more than $400 million worth of the systems and ammunition during a 5 year period.

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Latvia and Estonia Place Orders for Carl-Gustaf M4 Anti-Tank Weapon System

The Swedish company Saab (no, not the cars) has just received orders from both the Latvian and the Estonian Armed Forces for deliveries of Carl-Gustaf M4 portable anti-tank weapon system. The producer, Saab, calls the Carl Gustaf a “man-portable multi-role weapon system.” This makes sense, considering the wide range of ammunition types that can be used.

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SAAB Signs $55 Million Carl-Gustaf M4 Launcher Contract with Undisclosed Customer

Saab has published a news release announcing that they have signed a contract of delivering Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon systems to an undisclosed customer. The total sum of the contract is 429,000,000 Swedish Kronas which is roughly equal to $55 million. The delivery of the order will start in 2019 and last until 2024.

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POTD: Carl Gustaf Multi-role weapon system

The firearm in today’s Photo of the Day has been around since 1948.

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Bulletproof Wall Goes Balls Deep

SAAB, yes the Swedish Auto Manufacturer, has a defense division called SAAB Barracuda that develops things like this bullet proof wall. Here is their website.

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