This latest ammunition enhancement provides the Carl-Gustaf operator with a capability to rapidly engage and defeat enemies using cover to an effective range of 1,500 meters. By using Carl-Gustaf together with an intelligent fire control device, the user can remotely program the HE 448 round to detonate or airburst at a pre-designated distance.
The order is signed within a framework agreement between Saab and the US Army regarding Carl-Gustaf ammunition and the AT4 anti-armor weapon.
“We are pleased that the US Army continues to invest in the Carl-Gustaf system and that they are placing an order for the new programmable round. The US Army is quickly strengthening its capability with Carl-Gustaf and the new high explosive round will enable faster engagement and increased hit probability,” says Erik Smith, President and CEO of Saab in the US.
Carl-Gustaf M4 is designated as M3A1 and the 448 round as HE 441E Programmable Round by the US Army. The reloadable, multi-purpose Carl-Gustaf weapon has a long and proven record with the US military and has been in service in the US since 1990. In 2018, the US Army announced it would acquire the latest version of the Carl-Gustaf weapon.