Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the US Army for the shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (reduced sensitivity) anti-armour weapon system. Deliveries will take place during 2016.
The AT4CS RS is a disposable, preloaded weapon with a specially developed, unique shaped-charge warhead that delivers outstanding behind-armour-effects inside the target. Thanks to this new warhead the AT4CS RS also has improved insensitive munition (IM) characteristics.
"This is another great milestone for Saab and the AT4 system. This new order demonstrates the continued belief by the customer in the capabilities and versatility of our product, as well as its future potential. Together with the major December 2014 order from the French armed forces, this order emphasises that Saab is the leading supplier in the shoulder-launched product segment," says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Business Area Dynamics.
The AT4 is one of the most successful anti-armour weapons ever developed. Great flexibility means it is not limited to combating tanks and heavy combat vehicles; it is equally effective against threats in buildings and fortifications. It can also be employed to protect fixed installations, supply points and other vital assets. The product range includes AT4 HEAT (high explosive anti-tank), confined space (CS) and anti-structure tandem (CS AST) variants.
In 2014 new versions of the weapon were introduced to the market. These new variants are part of the proven AT4CS family and build upon Saab's modular 84-mm product range including the Carl-Gustaf multi-purpose reloadable weapon system and the AT4 family of disposable weapons. The new AT4 variants – the AT4CS ER (extended range) and AT4CS HE (high explosive) -- provide multi-purpose, direct fire support with confined space capabilities.
Source: Saab AB
Date: Sep 15, 2015