Swedish company Saab announced Monday that it signed an agreement with the Norwegian Armed Forces to supply Carl-Gustaf M4 shoulder-fired weapon systems during 2021. The recently signed framework agreement allows the customer to place orders for the M4, associated equipment and training systems during a seven-year period.
The Norwegian Armed Forces have used the Carl-Gustaf M2 since the early 1970s, and are also currently using the M3 version.
In a statement, the company said that the Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest version of the portable, shoulder-launched, multi-role anti-tank missile 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 intelligent sighting systems and future technology developments, such as programmable ammunition. Since being introduced in 2014, Saab has signed contracts to supply the M4 to fourteen different nations, according to the company.