World leading grenade launcher maker Milkor UAE unveiled it’s automatic grenade launcher (AGL) at IDEX 2021 held on Abu Dhabi.
The automatic grenade launcher capable of a maximum range of 2,200 metres can provide dismounted troops with long range suppressive fire.
The belt-fed AGL has a cyclic rate of fire of 400–500 rounds per minute (rpm) and a sustained rate of 40–60 rpm. It uses a variant of 40×53 mm grenade ammunition.
According to Milkor UAE, the automatic grenade launcher ammunition is backward compatible with the company’s range of grenade launchers. These ensures that the weapon qualifies with multiple ammunitions available from manufacturers during development to guarantee complete compatibility.
“The Milkor 40 mm Automatic Grenade Launcher is a robust and technological advanced heavy weapons system designed and developed to be easy deployable in any operation. The AGL can be equipped with advanced fire control systems allowing greater accuracy and allowing for airburst munitions capability,” company literature states. “The AGL has a unique feeding system that allows for a greater amount of ammunition to be used before replacing an ammunition belt.”
Over the years, Milkor has built it’s reputation for grenade launchers, having sold some 60,000 to customers around the world. The company just concluding an order for Y4 six-shot grenade launchers for the SANDF and has several other orders it will be fulfilling.
Milkor has under it’s belt several grenade launcher types including the 40 mm SuperSix, single shot Stopper Convertible, UBGL (under-barrel grenade launcher), Mk 1S/L less lethal weapon and MAR 37, 38 and 40 mm anti-riot weapon.
However, the company is now looking to diversify it’s portfolio.
The automatic grenade launcher was displayed alongside several other Milkor’s products such as it’s UCAV equipped with Desert Sting guided munitions from the United Arab Emirates’ Halcon, MN Centurion fast patrol boat, as well as it’s cutting-edge 8×8 armoured fighting vehicle.