U.S. Orders AT4, Carl-Gustaf Ammo

  • Defensemirror.com Bureau
  • 06:54 AM, September 19, 2023
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U.S. Orders AT4, Carl-Gustaf Ammo
Carl-Gustaf weapon system @Saab

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has placed an order valued $105 million for AT4 systems and Carl-Gustaf ammunition.

The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement was originally signed in 2019. The extension will allow the U.S. customer to place orders of Saab’s close combat solutions for up to an additional $422 million.

The new order within the framework agreement includes AT4CS RS systems and the latest high explosive round for Carl-Gustaf Weapon System, HE 448, designated as HE 441E in the U.S. This latest order will support the U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command and the U.S. Marine Corps.

The AT4CS RS is a man-portable and fully disposable anti-armor system that provides the U.S. Armed Forces with a Shoulder-Launched Munition (SLM).

The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a Multi-purpose Anti-armor Anti-personnel Weapon System (MAAWS). The M4 is compatible with advanced fire control devices and specialized ammunition, such as the HE 448 (designated as HE 441E in the U.S). The multi-role fuse on HE 448 (designated as HE 441E in the U.S) can be used in impact mode to destroy soft-skinned vehicles and other semi-hardened targets, or in airburst mode to allow neutralization of infantry in the open or in open trenches.

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