Saab´s support weapons – optimized for urban warfare

Dismounted troops on today´s and tomorrow´s battlefields need to be prepared for a wider spectrum of operations in dynamic conflicts and environments that bring new challenges to the ground combat arena, especially in urban terrain. That’s why Saab continuously develops the capabilities of its ground combat weapon range.

Securing the soldiers position is always difficult, target exposure times are short and the soldiers need the ability to counter a wide range of threats at a wide range of distances. Firepower, flexibility and easy handling are vital, while failure to secure these parameters could be lethal. More firepower under less loads and a wider range of capabilities with each weapon is given by Saabs support weapon range.

Capabilities vital for the 21st century warfare.

With Carl Gustaf, AT4 and NLAW weapons systems Saab enables a modern fighting force to become light, lethal and wired to meet the operational challenges of the 21st century. The first imperative for land forces in developing a combat strategy is to ensure coherence between battle space, security dynamics and cost for waging the battle. Saab, through its local South African company, Saab Grintek Defence, is known for supplying not just advanced military and defence equipment to Africa and the rest of the world but also ensuring that the costs involved are low.

“We provide full support and ensures that the life cycle cost of our products and solutions are not a burden on the stakeholder’s pockets. We have a legacy based on credibility and we have extensive experience in supporting ground forces with solutions designed for enhanced operational capabilities and a higher level of effectiveness”, says Görgen Johansson, Head of Saab´s Business Area Dynamics.