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Australia receives first 40mm AGLs

14th July 2016 - 07:07 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has taken delivery of its first batch of 40mm General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems MK47 Mk 0 lightweight automatic grenade launchers (AGLs), it was announced on 13 July.

The first shipment passed its initial acceptance test, this occurring a month ahead of schedule. According to the original timetable, all weapons should be handed over by the end of July 2017.

Weapons are fitted with Raytheon’s AN/PVG-1 Lightweight Video Sight (LVS2) sight system that combines colour video with thermal imaging.

The crew-served direct-fire support AGLs are being acquired under Project Land 40 Phase 2, with

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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