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FMV Signs CARL-GUSTAF Framework Agreement

Saab to Deliver Initial SEK 330 Million Order 2020-2023

Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with the CARL-GUSTAF M4 multi-purpose weapon system, the company announced on 26 June. The agreement will allow FMV to place orders over a ten-year period: an initial order valued at MSEK 330 (€31 million) has been placed, with deliveries to take place during 2020-2023.  

Since 1948, The CARL-GUSTAF has been supporting dismounted infantry around the world since 1948, coping with a full range of battlefield challenges. The new M4 version, launched in 2014, has all the effectiveness and versatility of the original, but its improved and lightweight design, weighing less than 7 kg, offers significant mobility improvements to the soldier.

In 2018, FMV placed the first order to provide the Swedish Armed Forces with the latest version of the CARL-GUSTAF system. The framework agreement recently signed is the beginning of larger investments in the system, SO THAT the entire Swedish Armed Forces will eventually be equipped with the M4 weapon, along with upgraded ammunition and accessories. The agreement allows FMV to make quick and cost-effective purchasing on behalf of the Swedish Armed Forces with a minimum of red tape. In addition, the Estonian and Latvian Armed Forces are also allowed to purchase under this framework agreement.

“We are happy to announce that the Swedish Armed Forces, the first and original user of the CARL-GUSTAF system, have decided to modernise their shoulder-fired support-weapon capability. This order will provide the Swedish soldiers with the most modern support weapons, ammunition, and accessories,” commented the head of Saab business area Dynamics, Görgen Johansson.

The M4 gives users a wide range of engagement options and allows troops to remain agile and effective in any scenario. It builds on the system’s formidable capabilities, offering a higher degree of accuracy, lighter construction and compatibility with future innovations. The M4 is also compatible with future battlefield technology developments, such as intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition. Since the launch in 2014, Saab has signed contracts with eleven different nations for the Carl-Gustaf M4.

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