This order is the first to be agreed under the framework agreement signed by the EDA and Saab in 2014, allowing for the co-ordinated purchase of Carl-Gustaf ammunition by the five participating member states.
As a true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, the Carl-Gustaf system is currently in use with more than 40 countries worldwide. The reusable system has a long and successful history and stands in a class of its own as a modern and capable ground support weapon. The Carl-Gustaf has been progressively enhanced and adapted to meet new requirements. In 2014 Saab introduced the latest M4 variant which incorporates a host of lightweight, flexible and intelligent design features. The Carl-Gustaf system is part of Saab’s wide range of battlefield weapons that deliver a flexible capability so that troops can remain agile and effective in any scenario.
In July 2014 Saab and the European Defense Agency (EDA) signed a framework agreement to support potential orders and deliveries of Carl-Gustaf ammunition to Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic and Poland. The agreement is in effect for five years with a possible extension of two further years. The framework provides for potential orders of approximately SEK460 million.
Furthermore, Saab has received an order for the production and delivery of camouflage equipment from the US Army. Deliveries will occur over the next six months.
Saab has global leadership in the design and manufacture of advanced camouflage solutions for the defense market and continues to attract new and existing customers around the globe. For decades in the US, Saab has been the leading supplier to the US Army within this product area.
Saab’s advanced camouflage technology products have until now been exported to more than 50 countries. Saab offers a unique package of camouflage systems and force protection solutions with the purpose to decrease the enemy’s ability to detect and engage. These solutions protect camps, vehicles and personnel against hostile sensors and enemy target acquisition.