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US Forces ~ Saab Carl-Gustaf Ammunition Order

US Paratroopers from 1-508 PIR reloading a Carl-Gustaf during live-fire training on Exercise SWIFT RESPONSE 21 in Estonia [© Bob Morrison]

Saab has received an approximately US$ 75 million order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition from the US Armed Forces for delivery in 2022.


Press Release, Stockholm, 19 July 2021: Saab has received an order for Carl-Gustaf ammunition from the US Army. The order value is approximately USD 75 million and deliveries will take place in 2022.

The shoulder-fired ammunition order is placed within an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement signed in 2019 between Saab and the US Army that allows the customer to place orders for Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the disposable AT4 shoulder-fired weapon systems during a five-year period. This order for the US Army and Marine Corps is comprised of seven different types of ammunition including anti-armour, anti-structure, smoke, and illumination rounds, all underlining the versatility of the multi-purpose Carl-Gustaf system.

“The Carl-Gustaf is a modern, flexible weapon platform designed by Saab to meet the current and future needs of our warfighters across every combat environment. Our Carl-Gustaf ammunition makes our weapon adaptable and delivers guaranteed effects against armoured vehicles, soft targets, and urban structures. We take great pride in Saab’s 35-year history of delivering our combat-proven family of weapon systems to the US Armed Forces,” said Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the US.

Carl-Gustaf M4 [©Saab: Lear Miller]

Saab’s Carl-Gustaf system (designated MAAWS in the US) has a long and proven record with the US military. The reloadable multi-purpose system has been in service in the US since 1990, a programme of record for the US Army since 2013, and in 2018, the US Army announced it will acquire the latest version of the weapon – the Carl-Gustaf M4 (designated M3E1 in the US).

The order was booked during the second quarter 2021.

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