Swedish weapons developer Saab has acquired a $104.9-million contract to provide the US Division of Protection (DoD) with AT4 weapon methods and Carl-Gustaf ammunition.
The framework settlement builds on a 2019 contract signed to offer further anti-tank capabilities and corresponding munitions for the US Military, Marine Corps, and Particular Forces.
A separate contract for comparable articles was ordered in September 2022 for the US Military, Marine Corps, and Particular Operations Command.
Beneath the newest order, Saab will ship AT4CS RS (Confined House, Lowered Sensitivity) methods and the HE 448 high-explosive rounds known as HE 441E within the US.
Delivery for the challenge will run between 2024 to 2026.
“Saab’s shoulder-launched weapons and munitions are unmatched for his or her effectiveness towards a variety of tactical targets and dramatically enhance the survivability of warfighters,” Saab US CEO and President Erik Smith said.
“The DoD’s expanded dedication to our shut fight options validates Saab’s deal with delivering revolutionary, superior merchandise that may evolve to satisfy the long-term wants of our companions.”
AT4CS RS and HE 448
The AT4CS RS is a totally disposable, man-portable system developed to counter armored platforms. The system capabilities as a shoulder-launched munition or SLM.
It was first launched within the US Military within the Eighties. Since then, Saab has supplied over 700,000 methods to the US army.
Fifteen worldwide teams are presently creating and deploying the AT4CS RS and its variants.
In the meantime, the HE 448 was developed to offer Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifles with enhanced accuracy and effectivity on the trendy battlefield.
Its multi-role fuse may be configured in airburst mode to neutralize infantry in open fields and trenches or in influence mode towards soft-skinned automobiles and different semi-hard targets.
Sweden contracted Saab in Could to provide an undisclosed quantity of Carl-Gustaf rounds as half of a bigger program between the agency and the nation’s materiel administration.
In March, the Lithuanian authorities procured comparable ammunition from the corporate for $13.8 million. Final yr, Saab acquired a long-term contract to provide the identical rifle munitions for the Norwegian Armed Forces.
France additionally awarded Saab a $26-million contract for the AT4 system earlier this yr. India additionally contracted the corporate for the anti-armor weapon in January 2022.