Saab has received an order from the Japan Self-Defense Forces (JGSDF) to supply over 300 man-portable Carl-Gustaf multi-role weapon systems in 2025.
“This order is further proof that our multi-role weapon system Carl-Gustaf meets the high standards of Japan Self-Defense Forces, and we look forward to continuing to support and strengthen their capabilities,” says Görgen Johansson, head of Saab’s business area Dynamics.
Carl-Gustaf is a lightweight shoulder-launched weapon that has been used by JGSDF since 1979. Its versatility stems from the wide range of ammunition types, which makes it suitable for various scenarios, including the defeat of armoured vehicles or structures and illuminating the battlefield during night operations.
Carl-Gustaf has a long history, dating back to 1948, and is now used by more than 40 countries worldwide due to its proven effectiveness in delivering results on the battlefield.