Saab Firings in Sweden Showcase New Programmable Carl-Gustaf Munition

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Saab Firings in Sweden Showcase New Programmable Carl-Gustaf Munition
Saab Firings Showcase New Programmable Carl-Gustaf Munition designated HE 448 @SAAB

Saab’s programmable Carl-Gustaf munition, designated HE 448, was fired for the first time in front of an audience at a live fire event held earlier this week in Karlskoga, Sweden.

The firings took place 3-4 May 2022 in front of an audience with representatives from 30 different nations and included shoulder-fired engagements demonstrating the capabilities of the new programmable High Explosive (HE) round.

A new Fire Control Device (FCD), designated FCD 558, was also demonstrated at the event.

The new HE 448 programmable round has the ability to communicate with the new Fire Control Device 558 via a new protocol known as Firebolt. The HE 448 round provides the FCD 558 with the exact information on round type and propellant temperature and combines this with target distance entered by the operator to determine the best trajectory. This means that Carl-Gustaf operators will be able to quickly configure a chambered round and so increase their operational effectiveness.

In December 2021, Saab was contracted to deliver the new HE 448 munition and Fire Control Device 558 to the Swedish Armed Forces.

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