14 octobre 2015
U.S. soldiers train with the shoulder-fired Carl-Gustaf weapon system. Photo by Spc. William Hatton, U.S. Army.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 By Richard Tomkins (UPI)
U.S. Special Operations Command has ordered ammunition for its Swedish-made 84mm recoilless weapon system.
Ammunition for 84mm Swedish recoilless rifles used by U.S. forces is to be supplied by Saab, the company said. The order for ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf M4 system was issued by U.S. Special Operations Command. No information on the monetary value of the order was disclosed. "This order demonstrates the continued confidence of our customer in the capabilities and versatility of the Carl-Gustaf," said Torbjorn Saxmo, head of Saab's Ground Combat business unit. "The system gives soldiers a battle-winning edge through its high accuracy, supreme effectiveness and great versatility."
11 mars 2015
Mar 10, 2015 ASDNews Source : Saab AB
Defence and security company Saab have signed a contract on further deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
The order has a total value of SEK 127 million and comprises components for ammunition to the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern and effective ground support weapon system. The contract also includes an option for additional orders with a total value of SEK 60 million.
9 juillet 2014
The European Defence Agency (EDA) and Saab Dynamics AB have signed a multi-annual framework agreement for the provision of different types of ammunition for the ‘Carl-Gustaf’ recoilless anti-tank weapon.
The framework agreement will last five years and includes a possible renewal of two more years, with an estimated value of up to € 50 million. The agreement was finalised on 30 June 2014.
The framework agreement comes under a procurement arrangement between EDA and Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and Poland, agreed on 23 April 2013. Under this arrangement EDA acts as the central purchasing body, taking the leading role in the procurement procedure for Carl-Gustaf ammunition in the framework of EDA’s Effective Procurement Methods (EPM) initiative. EDA will also be in charge of managing the framework contract to fully exploit the effects of pooling demand.
This case presents useful opportunities for pooling of demand due to the communalities of the ammunition. Common procurement was seen as the best option by contributing Member States to benefit from economies of scale, cost reductions, and efficiency in spending. This solution allows contributing Member States to purchase ammunition according to their national needs while coping with different budget cycles. The agreement also allows other EDA Member States to join the initiative at a later stage.
10 octobre 2013
Oct 9, 2013 ASDNews Source : Saab AB
Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract on deliveries of components for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.
The order has a total value of SEK 434 million and comprises components for ammunition to the latest version of the Carl-Gustaf system, a modern ground support weapon system. The contract also includes an option for additional orders with a total value of SEK 114 million.
“Carl-Gustaf is a world leading system and a key component of armed forces throughout the world. With each new model the demand for the system increases in many strategic markets. The Carl-Gustaf system has been sold to over 40 countries,” says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.