Saab's Latest Carl-Gustaf M4 And AT4 Debut At DSEI 2015
Defence and security company Saab presents, for the first time at DSEI, the next-generation Carl-Gustaf M4 alongside new capabilities for the AT4.
Visitors to London’s DSEI defence and security exhibition in September will be able to see and evaluate Saab’s lightweight Carl Gustaf M4 for the first time. Introduced to the market just last year, the M4 has all the flexibility and lethality of previous Carl Gustaf variants. However, thanks to far-reaching design changes and improvements it now weighs less than 7 kg, delivering a significant improvement in soldier mobility. The M4 is also compatible with future battlefield technology such as intelligent sighting systems for programmable ammunition.
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“We are proud to present our new Carl-Gustaf M4 at DSEI for the very first time. We have developed this weapon system in response to our customers’ needs for tomorrow and we are very pleased to show the latest version of the system to the audience in London,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Business Area Dynamics.
The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the next evolutionary step in the development of Saab’s multi-role, portable weapon systems. It can be deployed in any combat environment to effectively dictate the outcome of each engagement.
As with all versions of the Carl-Gustaf, the latest M4 provides a capable, flexible and easy-to-master solution for current and new customers. Saab’s design philosophy ensures the effective use of the system when it matters most.
“For our users, the Carl-Gustaf system has proven to be very simple to train with and employ. It’s a short step from when an individual sees the system for the first time, to being proficient in use on military operations,” says Malcolm Arvidsson, product director for the Carl-Gustaf M4.
Important new capabilities developed by Saab for its AT4 weapon system will also be exhibited for the first time at DSEI. These enhanced variants deliver extended range (ER) performance and improved high explosive (HE) effects. With an AT4, any soldier can now defeat more targets with greater flexibility and in many more scenarios.
The latest AT4 versions were launched into production with a December 2014 order from the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement). The enhanced AT4 was selected by France after an international competitive evaluation. It will serve as the Roquette Nouvelle Generation (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces.
“These new members of our AT4 family further expand the great versatility of the weapon and emphasise its position as the leading disposable shoulder-launched support weapon on the market,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Business Area Dynamics.
Source : Saab AB (OMX Stockholm: SAAB B)