1st US Army Order for Saab's Carl-Gustaf

01.12.2011 North America
1st US Army Order for Saab

1st US Army Order for Saab's Carl-Gustaf

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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 US$ 31.5 million (SEK 209 million).

"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 business area Dynamics."

"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-Ake 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.

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