AT4 weapon contract

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  • January 24, 2022
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AT4 weapon contract

Part of: Prelims and GS-III -Defence and security

Context: Swedish defence major Saab’s AT4 anti-armour weapon had been selected by the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force through a competitive programme for a single-shot weapon.

Key takeaways 

  • This order includes the AT4CS AST, which can be fired from confined spaces such as from inside buildings, bunkers and other urban environments.
  • It weighs around 9 kg and has an effective range of 200 m.
  • The AT4 systems are combat-proven across the world.
  • They are lightweight, single-shot, fully disposable and truly characterised by its ease of use and handling. 
  • Operated by a single soldier, this single-shot system had proven efficacy against structures, landing craft, helicopters, armoured vehicles and personnel.

News Source: TH

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