Saab Receives Order for Latest Carl-Gustaf Ammunition Type from U.S. Army
Saab has received an order for the latest Carl-Gustaf® programmable high explosive round, HE 448, from the U.S Army. The order value is approximately USD 10 million, with deliveries during 2024. This order was booked in Q1 2023.
This latest ammunition enhancement provides the Carl-Gustaf operator with a capability to rapidly engage and defeat enemies using cover to an effective range of 1,500 meters. By using Carl-Gustaf together with an intelligent fire control device, the user can remotely program the HE 448 round to detonate or airburst at a pre-designated distance.
The order is signed within a framework agreement between Saab and the U.S. Army regarding Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the AT4 anti-armor weapon.
“We are pleased that the U.S. Army continues to invest in the Carl-Gustaf system and that they are placing an order for the new programmable round. The U.S. Army is quickly strengthening its capability with Carl-Gustaf and the new high explosive round will enable faster engagement and increased hit probability,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the U.S.
Carl-Gustaf M4 is designated as M3A1 and the 448 round as HE 441E Programmable Round by the U.S. Army. The reloadable, multi-purpose Carl-Gustaf weapon has a long and proven record with the U.S. military and has been in service in the U.S. since 1990. In 2018, the U.S. Army announced it would acquire the latest version of the Carl-Gustaf weapon.
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