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Australia finally selects 40mm AGL

30th July 2015 - 12:32 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong

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After a long wait, Australia has finally declared a winner in the long-running requirement for a lightweight automatic grenade launcher (AGL) for the Australian Army under Project Land 40 Phase 2.

The winning bidder is Nioa and the selected weapon is the General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems MK47 Mk 0 40mm AGL fitted with a Raytheon AN/PVG-1 Lightweight Video Sight (LVS2) sighting system, which integrates colour video with thermal imaging.

Deliveries of the 18kg AGL, also known as the Striker 40, will commence in mid-2016, according to a statement released by Nioa on 28 July. The AGLs will be

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