This weapon system gives soldiers the tactical edge in every combat situation, whether they are taking on opponents in buildings, neutralising armoured tanks, or clearing obstacles. Carl-Gustaf is a shoulder-launched weapon. It measures less than one metre in length. The weapon is compatible with 84 mm calibre ammunition

New Delhi: The Swedish defence company Saab is all set to manufacture the Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system in India. Through a partnership with a defence PSU, Saab, which has been present in the country for more than 40 years, is already manufacturing the Carl-Gustaf M3 here. The launchers have been placed with Army formations in the eastern and western sectors near LAC. The manufacture of the shoulder-fired Carl-Gustaf M4 will begin in 2024, according to Gorgen Johannson, senior vice president of Saab. The company claimed in a statement that the new facility will support both its production and parts for system users all around the world. Additionally, Saab will collaborate with Indian subcontractors to produce systems that completely adhere to the 'Make in India' programme's specifications.

This weapon system is special because it gives soldiers the tactical edge in every combat situation, whether they are taking on opponents in buildings, neutralising armoured tanks, or clearing obstacles. Every circumstance can be handled by the single-weapon system. It reduces the number of weapons to carry while increasing tactical flexibility.

Carl-Gustaf M4

The Indian Army has been using the Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifle since the initial collaboration agreement for production in India was inked in 1976. The Carl-Gustaf has become a crucial shoulder-launched weapon in the Indian Armed Forces due to its extensive ammo selection. Nearly all of the Indian Army's advanced positions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China are outfitted with previous versions of the weapon system.

According to the official website's description of the weapon system, "The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a man-portable, multi-role weapon system that allows dismounted soldiers to effectively deal with multiple challenges on the modern battlefield. Adaptable and flexible, the system is constantly evolving to satisfy future user and market needs."

A Carl-Gustaf M4 measures less than one metre in length and weighs less than seven kilograms. Moreover, its fully programmable nature and wide range of ammunition makes it an anti-armour, anti-structure, and anti-personnel weapon system.

Special Features

1. The system comes with a conventional clip-on telescopic sight, but it also offers an open sight, a red-dot, and advanced firing control as additional choices.

2. It also has upgraded air pressure and temperature sensors, as well as optical and night vision capabilities, giving ground forces an advantage in any situation.

3. The Carl-Gustaf M4 is only compatible with 84-mm calibre ammunition. They do, however, cover all possible adversary targets. Furthermore, it includes rapid smoke shots to blind attackers and illuminating rounds for night time engagements.

Moreover, the system delivers cutting-edge technology right at your fingertips and guarantees improved accuracy and quicker reactions. The system's ability to work with modern fire control tools and programmable ammunition enables soldiers to complete their missions quickly and safely.