The Army Is Paying $87 Million for An Upgraded Carl Gustaf
U.S. Army weapons officials have awarded an $87 million contract to Saab for the latest version of its potent 84mm recoilless rifle, a devastating weapon against enemy bunkers as well as armored vehicles.
The seven-year deal is for an indefinite quantity of the M3E1 Carl Gustaf multi-role, shoulder-fired weapon, according to a Saab news release. Initial deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021.
The M3E1 is lighter and more ergonomic than the M3 Carl Gustaf, a weapon system that's been a favorite for Army Special more