Swedish aerospace and defense company Saab on Thursday said it has received a contract from the US Army for the M3A1 multi-role weapon system.
According to a press release from Saab, the U.S. Army’s MAAWS Program Office awarded the contract for the Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifle, also known as the Multi-Purpose Anti-Armor Weapon System (MAAWS), and the M3A1 in US Army.
The order will include the delivery of weapons to both the US Army and Marine Corps. The contract has a total value of $16 million and is awarded under the applicable ID/IQ agreement.
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Saab will supply the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle to further support the continuous shooting efforts of both the Army and Marine Corps.
“At Saab, we work hard to support the Infantry with lightweight solutions that make their job easier. This command will make Soldiers and Marines more agile thanks to reduced weight and increased capabilities compared to the previous version being used in service. Additionally, this order will increase interoperability across services, alliances and partnerships, with so many people already using the Carl-Gustaf M4,” Erik Smith, President and CEO of Carl-Gustaf M4 Saab in the US said
Carl-Gustaf M4 increases tactical flexibility, helping soldiers to cope with any situation. Built to meet future requirements, it is compatible with advanced fire control devices and prepared for specialized ammunition, putting advanced technology within the reach of forces. Varied ammunition types provide high tactical flexibility, ready for any combat situation, providing faster interaction, increased probability of hit and higher efficiency.
Carl-Gustaf® Light Weapon System, now in its fourth generation. It is being used in more than 40 different countries, including many NATO allies.