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‘Weapon Of Choice’ For US & Indian Army, Pentagon OKs Anti-Armor Rounds For Carl-Gustaf Recoilless Rifles To Ukraine

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The man-portable, multi-role Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle gives dismounted soldiers the ability to deal with numerous contemporary combat circumstances effectively. The system can adapt to meet the needs of new users and markets, the firm claims.

The Ukrainian forces’ anti-armor gear has proven to be effective at halting and destroying Russian motorized armor assaults. Kyiv will purchase 1,500 TOW anti-tank missiles and 2,000 anti-armor munitions for systems like the Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle under the most recent package. The insider noted that the Biden administration would soon make public the $775 million package, the 19th to be given to Ukraine under the Presidential Drawdown Authority. The announcement comes after Ukraine’s request for $1 billion in security aid was granted on August 8. 105mm howitzer artillery cannons, ScanEagle reconnaissance drones, tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided (TOW) anti-tank missiles, mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) light vehicles, and anti-armor ammunition for Carl Gustaf rifles are among the items that are supposed to be sent. The Carl Gustaf, which is made by Saab, has an airburst capability with its High Explosive (HE) round. The mechanical time fuse used by the HE airburst round is set off before the weapon is loaded. It is possible to pre-program airburst rounds to detonate in the air at a precise location, improving the weapon’s



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