Russia adopts BUR grenade launcher
KBP Instruments Design Bureau, a part of Rostec, has produced a new small reusable BUR grenade launcher, Rostec announced on 27 June.
Following the completion of state testing, the launcher has entered service with Russia's national guard and special operations forces.
The 62mm BUR grenade launcher is 742mm long and weighs 3,500g. It has a maximum effective range of 650m, overall range of 950m and operating temperature range of -40 to +55 degrees Celsius.
The system has been designed to be usable in military operations at any time of the day or night. It features two components – the rocket tube and the self-contained launch unit. The polymer-made launch unit integrates a ribbed hand-guard, a manual safety, trigger, pistol grip and a mounting bracket for Russian-type day and night sights such as laser rangefinder, thermal or infrared sighting units, or optical sights. Optical sighting units can be attached to the launch unit with a quick-detach bracket.
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