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Germany orders 40mm Grenade launchers from Austria

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Austrian arms manufacturer Steyr has signed a contract to supply Germany’s armed forces with the GL-40 low- and medium-velocity grenade launcher.

The order calls for 4,776 of the 44mm portable launchers, according to German outlet Hart Punkt.

The grenade launchers are designed as both a standalone device and as an attachment on rifles such as the G95K and the Steyr AUG assault rifles.

They are also expected to be used on the force’s upcoming G95KA1 and G95A1 guns, some of which are expected to be handed over this year.

Steyr’s Portable GL-40 Launcher

Steyr’s GL-40 launcher is designed with an adjustable stock that transitions from an under-barrel capability to a stand-alone weapon without the need for special tools.

The weapon only weighs 3.75 pounds (1.7 kilograms), with a 15.2-inch total length and an 11-inch barrel.

Its modular design makes it compatible with various sighting devices for maximum visibility and operational awareness.

The platform’s cold-forged barrel makes it heat-, stress-, and corrosion-resistant, which helps maintain the weapon’s accuracy and durability.

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