The Defense Ministry has ordered €4m worth of anti-tank munitions from Sweden's SAAB Dynamics AB for its Carl-Gustaf anti-tank missile systems, the ministry told the press May 21. The delivery of the anti-tank munition is expected later this year.
Last year, Latvia made a similar purchase worth €16 million. Back in 2014, Latvia ordered 800 second-hand Carl-Gustafs from Norway for the bargain price of €4m.
A weapon's multi-role capacity can mean the difference between combat success and failure. The highly versatile Carl-Gustaf system is a true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon. The system offers the soldier various types of ammunition, ranging from armor penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas as well as special features like smoke and illumination.