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Next Gen 40mm Grenade for US Army July 1, 2019

 

The US Army signed a contract worth US $ 8.3 million to supply the next generation 40mm rounds for use with MK 19 grenade launcher. Cartridges are expected to be completed on 27 June 2025.

The cartridge will provide the war fighter with the ability to achieve the required lethal effects against enemy personnel in the open, coupled with the capability to defeat personnel targets in defilade positions. Additionally, the XM1176 will be able to defeat unarmoured and lightly armoured vehicles. The newest XM1176 is a 40mm high velocity, HEDP impact type round designed to penetrate hardened steel plate and inflicts casualties in the target area.  It is lethal against armoured targets, structures and personnel.

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