Saab has announced that company received an order for deliveries of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles to the Slovenian Armed Forces.
According to a statement released by Saab, deliveries of new Carl-Gustaf M4 anti-tank recoilless rifles will take place during 2018-2020.
Slovenia is a new customer of the Carl-Gustaf system and Saab’s ninth customer for the Carl-Gustaf M4 version since its launch in late 2014.
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. The M4 is also compatible with future battlefields technology developments such as intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition.
“The Slovenian order is further proof that Carl-Gustaf M4 is the number one multi-role weapon on the market. We are happy to introduce the Slovenian Armed Forces to Saab’s Carl-Gustaf M4 with outperforming capabilities and high tactical flexibility, and we feel confident that the end user will be satisfied”, says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.
The new version retains all the effectiveness and versatility of the proven Carl-Gustaf system while introducing a range of major enhancements. These include a lighter weight design (weighing less than 7 kg), a round counter, improved safety and intelligent features, such as compatibility with future intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition, which collectively offer significant operational improvements for the soldier. The weapon is fully backward compatible with all ammunition types.