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Steyr Mannlicher grenade launcher selected for EF88 rifle

22nd January 2014 - 16:06 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Steyr Mannlicher SL40 grenade launcher has been selected by Thales Australia for the EF88 rifle currently being developed for the Australian Defence Force’s LAND 125 programme.

The SL40 is a light weight (1.025kg), side-opening grenade launcher with a double action trigger, lever-operated safety catch and 180mm (7”) barrel. It has been designed to integrate seamlessly with all EF88 variants and can be fitted in seconds by soldiers in the field without any specialist tools, delivering tactical flexibility.

Thales Australia selected the SL40 following a test and evaluation process. The grenade launcher will also form part of the F90 export version of the EF88 Thales Australia will bring to the market.

Under Land 125 Phase 3C, Thales Australia is also seeking expressions of interest from international companies for the provision of small arms accessories, including small arms surveillance and target acquisition system ancillaries for fitment to the EF88 weapon system.

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