US Army places new order for Saab’s Carl-Gustaf rifle system

Defence and security company Saab has received a new order from the US Army for its Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system.

This order — valued at $31m (£19m) — marks the second time the US Army has purchased the 84mm recoilless rifle system to equip its forces.

The system has long been in service with US Special Operations Forces but has only recently been taken into service by the army for its regular infantry units.