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US Army Places First Order for Saab's Carl-Gustaf

Sweden - Defence 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 MUSD 31.5 (MSEK 209).

"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."

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"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 NorthAmericaPresident, Dan-Ake Enstedt.

The Carl-Gustaf system has along 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.

Source : Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)

Published on ASDNews: Nov 30, 2011

 

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