France: Saab has won a contract by the French Ministry of Defence procurement branch, the DGA (Direction Générale de l'Armement), to supply the Roquette Nouvelle Generation, (Roquette NG) next-generation shoulder-launched weapon system for the French armed forces. The contract also incorporates deliveries of outdoor training simulators from Saab.
The Roquette NG is a general purpose weapon system which will be employed by all three branches of the French armed forces (Army, Air Force and Navy). The new weapons are believed to be a part of the proven AT4CS family and build upon Saab Dynamics’ modular 84-mm product range including the renowned Carl-Gustaf multi-purpose reloadable weapon system and the AT4 family of disposable weapons. Three AT4 variants are included in the contract: AT4CS ER (anti-armour extended range), AT4CS AST (anti-structure and breaching), and AT4CS HE (high-explosive anti-personnel). The weapons provide multi-purpose direct fire support with confined space capabilities.