Latvia orders Carl Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifle ammunition

Latvia orders Carl Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifle ammunition

To strengthen the combat capabilities and ensure sufficient ammunition stock in the Latvian National Armed Forces, including the National Guard, Ministry of Defence ordered EUR 16.2 million worth of 84mm calibre ammunition for Carl Gustav rocket launchers on 29 August.

First batches of ammunition will arrive in 2019.

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According to an agreement signed by Ministry of Defence of Latvia and Swedish Defence Procurement Agency (Swedish Defence Materiel Administration) earlier this year, Latvia has become a part of joint procurement of Carl Gustav anti-tank ammunition from SAAB Dynamics AB.

The agreement on Joint Carl Gustav anti-tank ammunition purchase is signed between Sweden, Estonia and Latvia for 7 years. The agreement enables National Armed Forces to purchase different Carl Gustav ammunition for its 84mm anti-tank weapons. According to plans, additional procurements of ammunition will be implemented in future to improve combat capabilities and training efficiency of land force.

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