Defense and security company Saab has signed a contract with the European Defense Agency (EDA) for the production and delivery of Carl-Gustaf ammunition. Deliveries will take place during 2017.
The order comes under the terms of Saab’s framework agreement signed between Saab and EDA in 2014, allowing for the coordinated purchase of Carl-Gustaf ammunition by the agency member states 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 SEK 460 million.
“This order is further proof of our ability to deliver Carl-Gustaf ammunition in a flexible and efficient way. In order to maintain capable and deployment-ready forces, the customer has high demands on the weapon deliveries and I am proud that we can offer these solutions when ever needed,” said Torbjörn Saxmo, Head of Saab business unit Ground Combat within business area Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf is a world-leading weapon system within the support weapon category. It has been constantly modernized and enhanced to meet users’ changing needs. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4, reduces the weight from 10 kg to less than 7 kg.
Carl-Gustaf is a battle-winning system for soldiers operating in demanding environments. Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows dismounted soldiers to defeat multiple challenges – from neutralizing armored vehicles to clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.