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Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition test firings completed by Saab, Raytheon

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October 31, 2019

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition test firings completed by Saab, Raytheon
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. Saab and Raytheon have completed a series of guided flight tests for the shoulder-launched Guided Carl-Gustaf Munition, featuring a semi-active laser guidance system. The tests were performed at the Mile High Range in Sierra Blanca, Texas and at Saab Bofors Test Centre in Karlskoga, Sweden.

 

In Sweden, three munitions were fired in total; two against static targets and one against a moving target. A semi-active laser was used to guide the munitions to target impact. Other seeker technologies like infrared imaging were also demonstrated as optional solutions for the final product.

Saab's Carl-Gustaf weapon system is used by the U.S. Armed Forces as well as the ground forces of more than 40 other countries. The guided munition is intended to allow Armed Forces to engage stationary or moving targets up to 2,000 meters.

According to company officials, the increased range, in combination with a Confined Space capability will offer troops greater tactical flexibility when selecting a firing position.

 

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