US: Saab has unveiled newly-developed next generation Carl-Gustaf M4 at the 2014 Association of the US Army exhibition in Washington D.C. The Carl-Gustaf M4, known in the US 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 the widely deployed Carl-Gustaf M3. The M3 version has long been in service with the US Army Rangers and has been employed by every US Special Operations Force in the US military. Versions of the system are in service with more than 40 nations globally. According to a company spokesperson, 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.