Saab and Raytheon enter partnership to develop infantry weapon systems

Saab and Raytheon enter partnership to developed infantry weapon systems

Saab and Raytheon are working together to develop new weapon systems for infantry forces to meet the near-term US and international requirements.

“Working with a global technology leader like Saab will expand both our global reach and the breadth of potential solutions for U.S. and coalition armies,” said Kim Ernzen, Raytheon Land Warfare Systems vice president. “Drawing from existing weapons, launchers, and sensors from the two companies’ land warfare portfolios will enable us to develop and offer advanced solutions on an accelerated timeline to meet emerging munitions needs”.

The two companies will work to bring new capabilities to Saab’s Carl-Gustaf reloadable and AT4 disposable and shoulder-launched weapon systems.

“Collaborating with Raytheon, utilizing their technical and product excellence, in combination with our technology will enhance the already world-leading Carl-Gustaf and AT4 weapon systems with additional capabilities that will even further increase the operational benefit for the end-user,” said Görgen Johansson, head of Saab business area Dynamics.

The latest version of the Carl-Gustaf weapon system, M4/M3E1, reduces the weight from 10 kg/22 Ibs to less than 7 kg/15.5 Ibs. It has been consistently modified and modernized since its inception to meet changing user needs.