Stockholm (India): Swedish defence company, Saab, has recently initiated the construction of a new manufacturing facility in India. This facility, dedicated to the production of Carl-Gustaf, was announced by Saab on March 4th.

The new facility is being established in Jhajjar, a city located in the northern state of Haryana, India, approximately 80 km away from New Delhi. This strategic location was chosen by Saab for the construction of this new facility.

Operated by Saab FFVO India, a subsidiary of Saab, the new facility will utilize advanced technologies such as sighting technology and carbon fibre winding. The primary purpose of this facility is to manufacture Carl-Gustaf M4 recoilless rifles for the Indian Armed Forces.

In addition to serving the domestic market, the facility will also produce components for the global user base of the Carl-Gustaf system. This move by Saab signifies a significant step towards strengthening its global manufacturing capabilities.

The Carl-Gustaf, developed by the Swedish defence company Saab, is a man-portable, multi-role weapon system. It’s designed to meet a wide range of modern combat needs of infantry forces. The Carl-Gustaf system is a recoilless weapon, meaning it reduces the recoil force typically associated with the launch of a projectile.

The Carl-Gustaf M4, the fourth generation of this recoilless rifle dating back to the late 1940s, has been a commercial success for Saab, with at least 15 countries buying the system. It supports a wide range of ammunition, allowing dismounted soldiers to deal with multiple challenges on the modern battlefield.

The system is known for its flexibility and versatility. It can fire a variety of rounds, including anti-armor and anti-personnel ammunitions. This makes the Carl-Gustaf a valuable tool for ground forces facing diverse scenarios. The Carl-Gustaf M4 weighs about 7 kilograms and consists of a shoulder-launched reusable system firing a range of 84mm rounds.

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