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The Swedish arms company Saab has signed a framework agreement with the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense for the delivery of shoulder-supported multi-purpose weapons of the Carl Gustaf M4 type. The company announced this this week. The agreement also includes the associated ammunition. Sweden, Estonia and Latvia have already concluded a framework agreement of the same nature with Saab.

The current M4 version of the Carl Gustaf series, which has been in use for decades, has been manufactured by Saab since 2014. At 6.7 kg, the weapon is not only significantly lighter than the previous version, it is also able to accommodate different optics and fire control solutions such as the FCS13-RE from Aimpoint. In addition to the use of modern materials such as a titanium-coated launch tube made of carbon fiber, ergonomics have also been improved. In addition to the home market, it is extremely important for the company to now be able to count the entire Baltic region among its customers, said the responsible department manager at Saab, Görgen Johansson.

According to the manufacturer, ammunition worth 14.6 million euros has already been requested from the recently concluded contract. Lithuania is the 14th user nation for the M4 version of Carl Gustaf. However, the agent is not completely new to the armed forces of the Baltic nation. The M2 and M3 versions have been part of the equipment of the Lithuanian army since the 1990s.

Editorial staff / kn