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What Is The Carl-Gustaf M4?

Context:

Swedish defense major SAAB announced plans to manufacture its Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system in India.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article

  1. What is the Carl-Gustaf M4?
  2. Key features of Carl-Gustaf M4

What is the Carl-Gustaf M4?

  • The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a man-portable, multi-role weapon system that allows dismounted soldiers to effectively deal with multiple challenges on the modern battlefield.
  • A proven performer in battle, the Carl-Gustaf M4 is said to be adaptable and flexible.
  • The Indian Army has been using the iconic Carl-Gustaf since 1976 and currently operates the Mk2 and Mk3 versions.
Key features of Carl-Gustaf M4
  • Lightweight, robust, reliable, effective and easy to use
  • Tactical flexibility through a wide range of ammunition
  • Combat proven system
  • Ammunition: Anti-armour, anti-structure, anti-personnel, support

-Source: The Hindu


 

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