Stockholm/New Delhi: Saab’s AT4 weapon has been selected by the Indian Armed Forces through a competitive programme for a single-shot weapon. AT4 will be used by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force.
“The Indian Armed Forces are a new customer for AT4. This order includes the AT4CS AST, which can be fired from confined spaces such as from inside buildings, bunkers and other urban environments. The AT4CS AST offers a tandem warhead with a breach or blast mode, which is optimised to defeat enemies within buildings and to destroy structures, which can create a point of access into them, ” the company said in a statement.
The contract was signed by FFV Ordnance AB, responsible for Saab’s Ground Combat offer in India.
“We are honoured that the Indian Armed Forces, which are already users of our Carl-Gustaf system, have also selected Saab for their single-shot weapon need. The Indian Army and Indian Air Force can be confident in the knowledge that they have the necessary firepower to give them the advantage,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
AT4 is one of the most popular and successful support weapon families on the market. Operated by a single soldier, this single-shot system has proven efficacy against structures, landing craft, helicopters, armoured vehicles and personnel. Its 84 mm calibre warhead offers enhanced power and performance.
Since the 1970s, Indian army has been using the Swedish-origin Carl-Gustaf weapon system.
The AT4 systems are lightweight, single-shot, fully disposable and characterised by ease of use and handling, said Ola Rignell, Chairman, Saab India.