Order to Saab Valued at $100 Million
The US Army has ordered CARL-GUSTAF M4 munitions and AT4 systems from Saab for delivery in 2021, the company announced on 16 July. The approx. value of the order is stated as $100 million (€87.7 million).
The order was placed under the 2019 IDIQ contract that allows US users to place orders up to $445 million over a five-year period. The systems procured under this order will be operated by the US Army, USMC and US Special Forces Command.
“The Saab family of shoulder-fired munitions provides the US armed forces with effective capabilities against a wide area of targets. With these systems, soldiers and Marines gain reliable, easy-to-use technology optimized for complex environments and engagements,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the US.
Since 1987, Saab has delivered more than 600,000 AT4s to the US armed forces, both directly and under license. The CARL-GUSTAF system has been a programme of record in the US since 2013, with the army announcing in 2018 it would acquire the latest version of the system – the M4 (designated M3E1 in the US) with a reduced weight of less than 7kg.