Infantry Weapons

Portuguese Army receives AGLs

05 August 2018

The Portuguese Army is receiving 30 GMG 40x53 mm automatic grenade launchers (AGLs) from Heckler & Koch. They were acquired through a letter of acceptance signed with the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) in November 2015, the army told Jane’s on 6 August.

The Portuguese Marine Corps already has GMGs for its Land Cruiser HZJ73 4x4s and dismounted use.

The weapon has a reflex sight and MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny rails for additional sight systems as standard. The rate of fire is 340 rounds per minute and a maximum effective range of 1,500 m.

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