1RAR fires Mk47 lightweight automatic grenade launcher

Australian soldiers from 1st Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (1RAR), put the new Mark 47 L40-2 lightweight automatic grenade launcher through its paces during a live-fire training activity at the Joint Proof and Experimental Establishment near Port Wakefield, South Australia, in September 2016.

Photo by Corporal Craig Barrett

plan_mission-1The live-fire training activity was part of ongoing Project LAND 40 Phase 2 acceptance testing and evaluation process.

The Mk47 lightweight grenade launcher is a state-of-the-art system with an integrated fire control system, capable of launching smart and unguided rounds.

It is expected to enter service with the Australian Army and Royal Australian Air Force in November this year.

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mk47Read more about the Mk47 lightweight grenade launcher on page 30 of CONTACT Air Land & Sea issue 48, here.

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