Ever-changing targets require a flexible, multi-purpose system. The Carl-Gustaf provides the effectiveness soldiers need to shut the enemy down before they can react in all environments. Having this single-weapon system for all situations increases tactical flexibility while reducing the amount of equipment to carry.
Compatibility with programmable ammunition and advanced fire control devices provides greater accuracy and faster responses, empowering soldiers to achieve their objectives swiftly and safely, and with confidence in the equipment.
The Carl-Gustaf system is a complete package of:
Carl-Gustaf M4 - Setting the standards
The Carl-Gustaf weapon system is designed to give troops the tactical advantage in any combat scenario, including neutralising armoured tanks, enemy troops in defilade, clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.
Following decades of innovation, the combat-proven Carl-Gustaf weapon system has evolved. The Carl-Gustaf M4 offers tactical advantages over its predecessors. Speed and manoeuvrability can be the difference between life and death. The M4 is shorter than one meter and weighs less than seven kilos, so troops can react faster while remaining agile.
Compatibility with advanced fire control device systems and programmable ammunition ensures your forces have the most advanced technology at their fingertips. At the same time, the M4 weapon is backward-compatible with all legacy Carl-Gustaf ammunition.
Maximum effect and flexibility with a range of sights
The Carl-Gustaf M4 can be fitted with a wide range of sights to ensure maximum effect in any tactical situation and flexibility for the user. The system is attached with standard clip-on telescopic sight, with additional options, including open sight, red dot sight and advanced fire control devices, available.
Saab is committed to ongoing innovative development of the Carl-Gustaf system to ensure your troops remain highly agile and always one step ahead of the enemy.
For critical missions where every second counts, our Fire Control Device (FCD) 558 has soldiers covered. No range knobs and built-in ballistics data for all Carl-Gustaf ammunition allow rapid reloading and adjustment, and improved sensors for temperature and air pressure, along with optical and night capability, give ground forces the advantage in every scenario.
Our HE 448 ammunition is a force to be reckoned with, providing increased efficiency and greater accuracy. The multi-role fuse can be used in impact mode to destroy soft-skinned vehicles and other semi-hardened targets, or in airburst mode to allow neutralisation of infantry in the open or in open trenches.
Defeat the enemy quickly and accurately with precision ammunition
Carl-Gustaf ammunition is designed to achieve your forces’ goal of defeating the enemy faster, with pinpoint accuracy and adaptability, while keeping soldiers safe and saving lives.
Every munition for Carl-Gustaf has a calibre of 84 mm, meaning each one is compatible with every version of the weapon. Our varied range covers all potential enemy targets. Effectively destroy structures or vehicles with anti-armour, anti-tank and anti-structure munition, and neutralise infantry in the open with our anti-personnel range. For additional support on the battlefield, illumination lights up tactical areas during night-time operations, and instant smoke provides an effective tool for blinding and screening targets.
Advanced skills training for Carl-Gustaf
The weapon is delivered in a case along with the necessary accessories. This includes a maintenance kit, spares and tools, packed in carrying bags to enable daily maintenance and initial repair during lengthy operations.
Carl-Gustaf around the world
In 2018, the US Army announced it would adopt the Carl-Gustaf M4. The official designation is the M3-E1, but often it is just called ‘Gustaf’.
In Sweden, the system has three official versions – the GRG m/48 (Carl-Gustaf M1), GRG m/86 (Carl-Gustaf M3) and GRG m/18 (Carl-Gustaf M4) - depending on the version.
As off today Carl-Gustaf M4 has 15 customers including Sweden, US and Australia.
Find press releases regarding some of our customers in our newsroom.
In Norway, rekylfri kanon (RFK) is the official name for Carl-Gustaf.
Carl-Gustaf is officially known as Dysekanon in Denmark.
The official name is Carl-Gustaf, but some people spell it with a V instead of F.
The Australian Army has been using variants of Carl-Gustaf for decades. Australian soldiers use the more colloquial nicknames of ‘Charlie guts ache’ and ‘Charlie Swede’.
In Canada, troops call the Carl-Gustaf ‘Carl G’.