In modern ground combat scenarios, weapons can include items ranging from the bayonets, grenades and handguns carried by individual soldiers right through to recoilless rifle systems, air defence missiles, tanks and heavy artillery.
But not all weapons are created equally. The term ‘advanced weapons’ is used to describe arms, munitions and equipment that provide the user with an enhanced level of support, thereby increasing effectiveness. Advanced weapons are more lethal to the enemy, but safer for operators and non-combatants. They remain easy to operate, even under intense combat conditions.
A rocket propelled grenade can be considered a standard weapon. It’s effective in some circumstances, but can also let users down due to its overly lack of both accuracy and flexibility. The Saab Carl-Gustaf® recoilless rifle system, on the other hand, can be considered an advanced weapon. It’s lightweight, dependable, easy to use and offers extraordinary flexibility thanks to a wide variety of round types. Fitted with the new standard FCD 558 fire control device and an optical sight, it is both highly accurate and lethal. A true advanced weapon.