U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers practice with the M3 Carl Gustav.
(Photo: U.S. Army, William Hatton)
November 30, 2011 defpro.com
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the first time the Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system. The Army and U.S. Special Operations Command placed a combined order with a total value of USD 31.5 million (SEK 209 million).
“This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the Carl-Gustaf system. It also shows the high level of trust our customers have for the system.” says Tomas Samuelsson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.”
“Saab is thrilled that the U.S. Army has joined with our existing US Special Operations Command customer in using the Carl-Gustaf system”, said Saab North America President, Dan-Åke Enstedt.
The Carl-Gustaf system has along and successful history, and has successively been modernized and adapted to meet new requirements. A true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, the system is in use in more than 40 countries worldwide. With the Carl-Gustaf M3 version, Saab offers state-of-the-art capability for demanding customers investing in the future.
With several locations across the U.S., Saab North America provides a broad range of products, services, and solutions, ranging from defence to homeland security, to customers in the U.S. and Canada.