Accession Number:

ADA583045

Title:

TARDEC Develops Programmable Grenade Launcher

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Report Date:

2004-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

The Tank-automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center is developing an anti-Rocket Propelled Grenade that uses the 66mm smoke grenade and launcher form factor. Under development as a joint project between TARDEC and PM Obscuration is the XM8 Programmable Grenade Launcher. Based upon the widely fielded 66mm smoke grenade launcher, XM8 improved the obscurant system by digitizing the launcher and strengthening it to meet the needs of the Full Spectrum Active Protection Close-in Layered Shield anti-RPG grenade.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE