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General Dynamics and Dynamit Nobel aim recoilless grenade launchers at DoD market
General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GD-OTS) and Germany-based Dynamit Nobel Defence (DND) will collaborate to develop a series of shoulder-fired recoilless grenade launchers for the US market.
Eric Ellis, VP and general manager of GD-OTS, said that the teaming agreement blends the ‘tactical air munitions expertise’ of the US company with ‘with DND’s 60 years of experience in the development and production of shoulder-launched weapons for anti-armour and multipurpose missions’.
According to Shephard Defence Insight, DND developed the 60mm RGW 60 launcher for special operations, airborne and other light forces which require a compact, lightweight assault weapon. It can be fired from within an enclosure. A high muzzle velocity provides a flat trajectory, low dispersion and 'good' hit probability.
The RGW 90, meanwhile, has a programmable warhead effective against targets up to 1,200m away.
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