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Saab announces French military Roquette NG order
Saab will supply the Roquette NG weapon system to the French armed forces under a £25 million contract awarded by the French DGA announced on 8 December.
The Roquette NG is a shoulder-launched weapon system that forms part of the AT4CS family of weapons. Three AT4 variants are included in the contract: AT4CS ER anti-armour extended range, AT4CS AST anti-structure and breaching, and AT4CS HE high-explosive anti-personnel; all of which provide multi-purpose direct fire support within confined space capabilities.
The weapons will be employed by all three branches of the French armed forces – army, air force and naval – and Saab will provide an integrated logistics and support package with an extensive training suite, including deliveries of outdoor training
The contract is a multi-stage agreement with one fixed element and eight consecutive options over the period 2015-2024.
Görgen Johansson, head of business area dynamics, Saab, said: ‘This procurement is currently the single most important programme on the global market in the disposable shoulder-launched product segment. The French requirements are comprehensive and exacting, and we are proud that DGA has chosen Saab for this important contract.’
Saab has teamed with NEXTER Munitions in Bourges, France, for engineering and logistics support throughout the programme.