Saab Receives Order from Japan Self-Defense Forces for Carl-Gustaf Multi-Role Weapon System

Saab Receives Order from Japan Self-Defense Forces for Carl-Gustaf Multi-Role Weapon System

(IN BRIEF) Saab, the renowned defense and security company, has secured an order from the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) for the supply of the versatile man-portable weapon system, Carl-Gustaf®. This order encompasses more than 300 systems, with deliveries scheduled for 2025. Carl-Gustaf is a lightweight and adaptable weapon system known for its tactical flexibility, featuring a wide range of ammunition options. It has been a key component of the Japan Self-Defense Forces’ arsenal since 1979. The system’s proven track record on the battlefield, along with its ability to handle various scenarios, such as defeating armored vehicles or providing illumination during nighttime operations, underscores its effectiveness. Carl-Gustaf is utilized by over 40 countries globally and continues to be a trusted choice for military forces worldwide.

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Oct-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Carl-Gustaf is a man-portable multi-role weapon system that provides high tactical flexibility through its wide range of ammunition types. It is extremely light-weight, and has established itself as the main shoulder launched weapon in many countries. It has been in use with the Japan Self-Defense Forces since 1979.

“This order is further proof that our multi-role weapon system Carl-Gustaf meets the high standards of Japan Self-Defense Forces, and we look forward to continuing to support and strengthen their capabilities,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.

Proven to deliver results on the battlefield, Carl-Gustaf provides the effectiveness soldiers need. The wide range of ammunition types for Carl-Gustaf makes it flexible and able to handle any situation, whether it is to defeat an armoured vehicle or structure, or illuminating the battlefield during night operations.

The Carl-Gustaf system has a long and distinguished history, which stretches back to 1948, and is now supplied to more than 40 countries around the world.

Saab is a leading defence and security company with an enduring mission, to help nations keep their people and society safe. Empowered by its 20,000 talented people, Saab constantly pushes the boundaries of technology to create a safer, more sustainable and more equitable world. Saab designs, manufactures and maintains advanced systems in aeronautics, weapons, command and control, sensors and underwater systems. Saab is headquartered in Sweden. It has major operations all over the world and is part of the domestic defence capability of several nations.

Saab has had a strong presence in Japan since the 1950s, working closely with Japan’s government agencies to provide products and solutions such as Training solutions, Signature management systems, Carl-Gustaf multi-role weapon system, Patrol aircraft and Maritime traffic management system.

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