Saab has received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system to Army.
Army is Saab´s sixth customer for the Carl-Gustaf M4 launcher since its launch in late 2014. Deliveries for the latest system will take place during 2020.
The new version introduces a range of enhancements. These include a lighter weight design (less than seven kilograms), a round counter, improved safety, and compatibility with potential future intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition.
The weapon is backward compatible with all ammunition types.
“With the introduction of the M4 version the Australian Army will have a weapon with the latest technology and improved ergonomics providing an increased tactical flexibility to deal with most situations on the battlefield,” Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s Dynamics business, said.
The Carl-Gustaf has seen extensive operational service with Army. News of a lighter-weight system will come as good news to soldiers as operational demands, particularly in Afghanistan, increasingly require the carriage of larger ammunition and weapons systems.