U.S. Army Places First Order for Saab’s Carl-Gustaf

Defense and security company Saab has signed a contract with the U.S. Army for the company’s Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system. This marks the first time the Army has bought the 84mm recoilless rifle system. The Army and U.S. Special Operations Command placed a combined order with a total value of $31.5M USD.

“This is very positive and it further proves the capability of the Carl-Gustaf system. It also shows the high level of trust our customers have for the system,” says Tomas Samuelsson, Senior Vice President and Head of Saab’s Dynamics business area.

“Saab is thrilled that the U.S. Army has joined with our existing US Special Operations Command customer in using the Carl-Gustaf system,” said Saab North America President, Dan-Åke Enstedt.

The Carl-Gustaf system has a long and successful history, and has successively been modernized and adapted to meet new requirements. A true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, the system is in use in more than 40 countries worldwide. With the Carl-Gustaf M3 version, Saab offers state-of-the-art capability for demanding customers investing in the future.

With several locations across the U.S., Saab North America provides a broad range of products, services, and solutions, ranging from defence to homeland security, to customers in the U.S. and Canada.

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With several locations across the United States and Canada, Saab North America provides a broad range of defense and security solutions to North American customers. Saab North America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Saab.

Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers’ changing needs.