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Defense and security company Saab has received an ammunition order from US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system, known in the US as MAAWS.
The order comes under the terms of Saab's framework contract announced with USSOCOM in August 2014 for the 84-mm recoilless rifle system. Deliveries are expected to take place during 2015 and 2016.
"This order demonstrates the continued confidence of our customer in the capabilities and versatility of the Carl-Gustaf. The system gives soldiers a battle-winning edge through its high accuracy, supreme effectiveness and great versatility," says Torbjorn Saxmo, head of business unit Ground Combat, Saab.
Saab's Carl-Gustaf system has a long and distinguished service history all around the world. It has been successively modernised and enhanced to meet the changing requirements of its users.
The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest version of the portable, shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system. It gives users a wide range of engagement options and allows troops to remain agile and effective in any scenario. It builds on the system's formidable capabilities, offering a higher degree of accuracy, lighter construction and compatibility with future innovations.
Saab serves the global market with world-leading products, services and solutions within military defense and civil security. Saab has operations and employees on all continents around the world. Through innovative, collaborative and pragmatic thinking, Saab develops, adopts and improves new technology to meet customers' changing needs.