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Soldiers operating at the future battlefield will have to be more agile and at the same time carry advanced equipment that might interfere with their moves.
Slovakia’s Armed Forces are currently equipped with several units of the Carl-Gustaf M3 multi-role weapon. In order to further strengthen their defence capability, Slovakia’s defence ministry has made the decision to acquire the new Carl-Gustaf M4, and thus making Slovakia the first country to deploy this new weapon.
According to manufacturer SAAB’s site, The Carl-Gustaf M4 has all the effectiveness and versatility of the previous and proven Carl-Gustaf system but its improved, short and lightweight design, less than 7 kilograms weight and less than a meter long, make the new system the shortest and lightest member of the family and enables soldiers to be far more mobile while remaining armed during operations, missions and training. The M4 is also compatible with future battlefield technology developments such as intelligent sighting systems and programmable ammunition.
“The Slovak Armed Forces are currently equipped with several units of the Carl-Gustaf M3 multi-role weapon and the delivery of the new Carl-Gustaf M4 system demonstrates that we are able to offer the best fitting solutions to our customers,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab Business Area Dynamics.
Magnus Lewis-Olsson, head of Saab Market Area Europe, Middle East and Africa said:”I’m very proud of this deal. Due to the fact that Carl-Gustaf M4 is also compatible with future battlefield technology developments, Slovakia now has a system that will substantially increase its defence capabilities”.
The Carl-Gustaf M4 is the latest version of the portable, shoulder-launched, multi-role weapon system. It gives users a wide range of engagement options and allows troops to remain agile and effective in any scenario. It builds on the system’s formidable capabilities, offering a higher degree of accuracy, lighter construction and compatibility with future innovations.