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Raytheon-Saab Team to Demo Guided Munition Tech Under Army Contract

Raytheon-Saab Team to Demo Guided Munition Tech Under Army Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Raytheon-Saab Team to Demo Guided Munition Tech Under Army Contract - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The team of Raytheon and Saab has secured a contract from the U.S. Army to demonstrate a new guided munition technology for the man-portable, shoulder-launched Carl-Gustaf weapon system.

Both companies plan to conduct firing tests of the guided munition in 2020 as part of efforts to address U.S. Special Operations Command’s requirement for an updated multirole weapon, Raytheon said Friday.

The partnership intends to test the platform with representative threats.

Kim Ernzen, vice president of land warfare systems at Raytheon, said the Carl-Gustaf system can help ground forces engage fixed and moving targets at a distance of up to 2K meters.

The munition uses a warhead designed to pass through bunkers, concrete structures and light armor, as well as allows troops to shoot at targets from inside an enclosed space.

Raytheon signed a partnership agreement with Saab last year to modernize the latter’s weapon systems.

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