Defence and security company Saab is proud to present the newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 at the 2014 Association of the U.S. Army exhibition in Washington D.C. The Carl-Gustaf M4, known in the U.S. as M3A1 MAAWS, is the latest man-portable shoulder-launched multi-role weapon system from Saab designed to provide users with flexible capability and help troops to remain agile in any scenario.
The new light-weight Carl Gustaf M4, weighing approximately 15 pounds, offers significant weight savings to the soldier. It is also compatible with future battlefield technology such as intelligent sighting systems for programmable ammunition. With a wide variety of munitions available, it is a weapon system capable of handling multiple tactical situations, bridging the gap between full scale operations and low intensity conflicts, and providing the modern warfighter with unprecedented flexibility and capability on the battlefield.
The new generation Carl Gustaf is a further development of today’s widely deployed Carl-Gustaf M3. The M3 version has long been in service with the U.S. Army Rangers and has been employed by every U.S. Special Operations Force in the U.S. military. Versions of the system are in service with more than 40 nations globally.
The latest M4 design and capability enhancements were recently showcased to a select group of visitors at a ground combat systems demonstration held in Sweden in late September. The demonstration included a comprehensive series of successful firings with a range of ammunition types against a variety of targets.
The new Carl-Gustaf is attracting a high level of interest. Improved versions of Saab’s capable AT4 weapon are also under development; promising even greater benefit for users of those systems.
The Carl Gustaf M4 is the logical next step for users who already have great experience and confidence with the Carl-Gustaf system. And development does not stop here. Future complementary improvements to this new formidable system will include development of smart programmable ammunition, advanced sighting systems, and expanded confined space capabilities.
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