Infantry Weapons

German special forces receive RGW 90

04 October 2017
RGW 90 with Dynahawk detachable site. Source: Dynamit Nobel Dynamics

Dynamit Nobel Dynamics (DND) officially handed the Recoilles Grenade Weapon (RGW) 90 to the Bundeswehr in September.

The 90 mm shoulder-fired weapon, with a range of 20-1,200 m, was developed on the initiative of the German Army's Kommando Spezialkräfte (Special Forces Command) and the navy's Spezialisierte Einsatzkräfte der Marine (Navy Specialised Deployment Forces). Other services will also receive the RGW 90.

The weapon was handed over to Lieutenant General Frank Leidenberger, commander of German multinational corps contingents and basic military organisation, who described the RGW 90 as a "quantum leap because it has an accuracy close to 100% at 300-600 m. Its effects are scaleable and therefore adjustable according to its target."

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