CONTENT PREVIEW
Infantry Weapons

Peru receives, displays new anti-tank weapons

04 August 2013

The Peruvian Army (EP) has displayed for the first time its new Dynamit Nobel Defence Panzerfaust 3 and Instalaza ALCOTAN-100 rocket launchers.

As previously reported by IHS Jane's , the Peruvian Army is buying about 1,700 Panzerfaust 3 rockets and 181 launchers that are being distributed among armoured infantry and special forces units. The ALCOTAN-100 systems, which include 660 rockets and 74 launchers, are intended to equip cavalry and mountain infantry units.

The systems were publicly unveiled during the Peruvian Independence Day military parade in Lima on 29 July.

To meet the EP's long-range requirements, the Panzerfaust 3s are to be equipped with Dynarange sights and the ALCOTAN-100s with Vosel (M2) fire directors, allowing both rocket launchers to be effective out to 600 m.



(124 of 135 words)
By posting a comment you confirm that you have read and accept our Posting Rules and our Terms of Use of this site.

RELEVANT PROFILE LISTINGS

  • IWI DAN .338 sniper rifle

    Development The Israeli Weapons Industries (IWI) designed the DAN .338 Lapua Magnum sniper rifle to provide precise aimed fire out to at least 1,200 m. It is a departure for IWI from its earlier designs, which were self-loading sniper rifles, to a bolt-action design. The DAN, the name for which is

  • KBP PP-90 and PP-90M 9 mm sub-machine guns

    Development The PP-90 9 mm sub-machine gun (PP-90, Pистолет-Pулемет-90) appears to have been based on a US Ares design dating from the 1980s. It is a folding sub-machine gun intended to be used as a concealed self-defence

  • KBP PP-93 9 mm machine pistol

    Development The PP-93 (PP-93, Pистолет-Pулемет-93) is described as a light machine pistol. It can fire the standard 9 × 18 mm Makarov rounds or the more powerful 57-N-181SM cartridge. It is intended for use with

  • Milkor 40 mm Multi-Range Grenade Launcher (MRGL)

    Development The Milkor (Militêre Korporasie) MRGL (Multi-Range Grenade Launcher) is a further development of previous models of Milkor multiple grenade-launchers. Although the MRGL was initially designed to fire current ranges of 40 × 46 mm (LV) ammunition, with an effective range of 375

  • Milkor Mark 1 40 mm multiple grenade launcher

    Development The Milkor (Militêre Korporasie) Mark 1 40 mm Multiple Grenade Launcher (MGL) is a second generation launcher. It improved on the capabilities of the standard 40 mm MGL, and is also known as the Milkor Y2. In 2014 Milkor stated that it had already supplied in excess of 50,000 MGL's

ADVERTISEMENT

Industry Links

IHS Jane's is not responsible for the content within or linking from Industry Links pages.
ADVERTISEMENT