Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Carl-Gustaf M4 to be produced in India


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level: Carl-Gustaf M4

Mains level: Not Much


Swedish defense major SAAB announced plans to manufacture its Carl-Gustaf M4 weapon system in India.

What is the Carl-Gustaf M4?

  • The Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle is a man-portable, multi-role weapon system that allows dismounted soldiers to effectively deal with multiple challenges on the modern battlefield.
  • A proven performer in battle, the Carl-Gustaf M4 is said to be adaptable and flexible.
  • The Indian Army has been using the iconic Carl-Gustaf since 1976 and currently operates the Mk2 and Mk3 versions.

Key features of Carl-Gustaf M4

  • Lightweight, robust, reliable, effective and easy to use
  • Tactical flexibility through a wide range of ammunition
  • Combat proven system
  • Ammunition: Anti-armour, anti-structure, anti-personnel, support

Why in news?

  • In recent years, the Indian government has taken several steps to boost the defense manufacturing sector under the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’


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