Defense and security company Saab has signed a contract for the production and delivery of ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system (photo).
The total order value is approximately SEK1.4 billion. Deliveries will take place during 2016-2019.
The contract comprises production and delivery of three different types of ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf system. The contract also includes possibilities for additional orders.
The industry’s nature is such that due to circumstances concerning the product and customer, further information about the customer will not be announced.
The Carl-Gustaf is a world-leading weapon system within the support weapon category. It has been constantly modernized and enhanced to meet users’ changing needs. The latest version, the Carl-Gustaf M4, reduces the weight from 10 kg to 7 kg.
Carl-Gustaf is a battle-winning system for soldiers operating in demanding environments. Employing a wide range of ammunition types, the Carl-Gustaf system allows dismounted soldiers to defeat multiple challenges - from neutralizing armored vehicles to clearing obstacles and engaging enemies in buildings.
Furthermore, Saab has been awarded the fourth and fifth options of a multi-year contract for deliveries of laser-based training system for U.S. Army’s armored combat vehicles. The order value of USD 32 million was booked by Saab as order intake in December 2015.
The Combat Vehicle Tactical Engagement Simulation System (CVTESS) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract was signed with the U.S. Army in 2012. It consists of this order and further options that can be exercised over a time period of five years with a potential total order value of USD 90 million.
Since 2012, CVTESS has provided the U.S. Army with the next–generation of laser-based training systems for its armored combat vehicles. The system supplies a highly accurate, laser-based simulation of the combat vehicle weapons used on all M-1 Abrams Main Battle Tank and the Bradley Fighting Vehicles (BFV) variants, including opposing forces vehicles.
CVTESS is easy to install and maintain, reducing the cost and time of combat vehicle training. Its highly realistic combat scenarios and after-action reports provide soldiers with the experience and knowledge necessary to be safe and effective in the field.
Saab has delivered laser-based training systems to the U.S. Army for the Abrams tanks and BFVs since 1988.