The Portuguese Army is set to receive a batch of HK GMG automatic grenade launchers.
USAF Finds Missing Machine Gun, But Not Grenade Launcher Ammo
According to Jane’s 360, the Army will get 30 HK GMG launchers. The weapons were acquired through a letter of acceptance signed with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in November of 2015. There’s no word on when the launchers will be delivered, and the monetary value of the deal isn’t listed.
The Portuguese Marine Corps already uses GMGs on its Land Cruiser HZJ73 4×4 vehicles and for dismounted applications, Jane’s reported.
HK GMG Background
On the product page, Heckler & Koch says it developed the GMG as a universal fire support system for armed forces worldwide. It noted that heavy machine guns and add-on launchers don’t adequately get the job done, due to lack of fragmentation of conventional rifle ammunition, a low rate of fire and reduced effectiveness at …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life