NAMMO DEMON­STRATES 40MM X 53 HIGH VE­LOC­ITY AIRBURST AM­MU­NI­TION

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Nammo has suc­cess­fully car­ried out a live­fire demon­stra­tion of its 40mm x 53 high­ve­loc­ity (HV) airburst am­mu­ni­tion at a train­ing range at Fort Ben­ning, Ge­or­gia, US. At­tended by US Army, US Marine Corps and US South­ern Com­mand of­fi­cials, the demon­stra­tion in­cluded a com­pre­hen­sive se­ries of suc­cess­ful fir­ings in sin­gle shot and burst mode against static tar­gets, which were lo­cated at 350 m and 500 m. The tri­als formed part of the suc­cess­ful Mk19 crew-com­bat sys­tems demon­stra­tion.

Nammo Mar­ket­ing and Sales Vice Pres­i­dent Jan Hasslid said: “We wanted our cus­tomers to get a hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence and to know what to ex­pect from our prod­ucts, [such as] the easy in­te­gra­tion with fire con­trol sys­tems, the min­i­mal weapon mod­i­fi­ca­tion and how they per­form in a tac­ti­cal sit­u­a­tion. The re­sponse from the au­di­ence was ex­tremely pos­i­tive, con­firm­ing the demon­stra­tion to be a great suc­cess. The demon­stra­tion in­cluded a com­pre­hen­sive se­ries of suc­cess­ful fir­ings in sin­gle shot and burst mode against static tar­gets.”

The 40mm x 53 HV Airburst is be­ing of­fered for the US Army’s Anti-De­filade am­mu­ni­tion re­quire­ment. The round is the lat­est avail­able for the Mk19 au­to­matic grenade launcher (AGL) sys­tem, which pro- vides sol­diers with the ca­pa­bil­ity to de­feat tar­gets in an ur­ban war­fare sce­nario. The mod­u­lar am­mu­ni­tion is also ex­pected to en­able the army to re­work the M430 A1 inventory. Nammo’s 40mm Airburst so­lu­tions have added a new di­men­sion to the Mk19’s and the as­so­ci­ated ammunitions port­fo­lio since their in­tro­duc­tion.

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