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Carl-Gustaf M4 System Presented for the First Time at Aero India

FFV Ordnance, part of defence and security company Saab, presents the newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 for the first time in India at the Aero India 2015 exhibition. The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from FFV designed to provide users with flexible capability and help troops to remain agile in any scenario.

The new light-weight Carl Gustaf M4, weighing less than 7 kg, offers significant weight savings to the soldier. It is also compatible with future battlefield technology such as intelligent sighting systems for programmable ammunition. 

With a wide variety of munitions available, it is a weapon system capable of handling multiple tactical situations, bridging the gap between full scale operations and low intensity conflicts, and providing the modern warfighter with unprecedented flexibility and capability on the battlefield. For the first time it is now showcased at Aero India in February 2015.

“We are very proud to present the new Carl-Gustaf M4 at Aero India for the first time. It has been developed as a response to the evolving needs of our customers and we are very pleased to show the new capabilities to such a distinguished audience,” says Bo Thörn, head of FFV Ordnance.

Carl-Gustaf M4 is the next evolutionary step in multi-role, man-portable weapon systems. It can be taken into any combat environment and used effectively in a variety of strategically useful ways. 

The Carl-Gustaf M4, as the previous versions of the Carl-Gustaf, has been designed to be a capable, flexible and easy training solution for both current and new customers.

“For our users, the Carl-Gustaf system has proven to be very simple to train with and to use. It’s a short step for an individual from seeing the system for the first time to being proficient enough to use it during military operations,” says Malcolm Arvidsson, product director for the Carl-Gustaf M4.

The latest M4 design and capability enhancements were showcased to a selected group of visitors at a ground combat systems demonstration held in Sweden in late September. The demonstration included a comprehensive series of successful firings with a range of ammunition types against a variety of targets.