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Saab to Study Shoulder-Fired Weapon Precision Techniques for DARPA; Gorgen Johansson Comments

Saab to Study Shoulder-Fired Weapon Precision Techniques for DARPA; Gorgen Johansson Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Saab LogoSaab has been selected to conduct research for a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency study with the goal to develop a precision-engagement system for shoulder-fired weapons.

Saab said Monday its Dynamics business area will analyze potential concepts and recommend approaches that require further investigations in the future under the Massive Overmatch Assault Round study.

“Today’s short-range weapons lack active guidance, while long-range weapons are extremely expensive, physically burdensome, and often require teams of operators that smaller units do not have,“ said Gorgen Johansson, head of Saab’s Dynamics business area.

“Saab is investigating a possible solution: a precision-guided munition for shoulder-fired weapons that provides a long-range, high-precision, multi-target capability,“ Johansson added.

The company will perform the research on its own Carl-Gustaf and AT4 shoulder-fired weapons currently in use by the U.S. Army.

DARPA released a solicitation for white papers and proposals in September 2015 for the MOAR research as part of its Innovative Systems for Military Missions program.

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