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"Variant" shovel-grenade launcher. Yes, you heard it right. Shovel GL firing VOG-25s.

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15 soldiers of the German army and navy were trained in a training course in Hammelburg with a new launch unit (ICLU) for the anti-tank system MELLS, known outside the Bundeswehr as Spike. Five-day training at the infantry training center was carried out by civilian instructors from the Israeli defense concern (Rafael).

 

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The French army is preparing for the first operational deployment of its new 140-mm caliber Missile Moyenne Portée (MMP) digital missile system.

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   Major Jean-Luc Dietler of the Technique de l'Armée de Terre (STAT) section of the French Ministry of Defense told Jane that the MMP systems will be deployed with four French army regiments - 2e Régiment Etranger d'Infanterie, 2e Régiment Etranger Parachutistes, 1er Régiment de Hussards Parachutistes and 3e Régiment de Hussards - and a regiment of special forces of the French army in support of Operation Barhane in Mali in June or September of this year.

 

   Developed by the MBDA in France for the requirements of the French army, the MMP is designed to replace the missiles MBDA Milan and Lockheed Martin / Raytheon FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank guided missiles, which are currently in service with the army and special services, as well as Euromissile HOT (Haut subonique Optiquement Téléguidé Tiré d'un Tube) and MTDA Eryx ATGM, mounted on armored personnel carriers of the Vahicule de l'avant blindé (VAB) 6th armored personnel carrier.

 

   The MMP will intergraded with the future FÉLIN infantry program (Fantassin à Équipement et Liaisons Intégrés) of the French army. It will also be integrated with the Nexter Systems CT40M turret with 40 mm autocannon, chosen to equip the future French army with 6x6 Engin Blindé de Reconnaissance et the Combat (EBRC: an armored combat and reconnaissance vehicle designated as "Jaguar") in the Engin Blindé Multi (EBMR) segment of the French army worth about 5 billion euros (5.93 billion US dollars). 

   The ATGM is equipped with a combined guidance system, which includes a thermal imaging, a television guidance, an inertial navigation system, and guidance via fiber optic cable. The navigation and inertial system is produced by Sagem Défense Sécurité, it combines an uncooled infrared sensor and a television camera. Fiber-optic communication (Nexans) allows to broadcast the videofeed to the launcher from missile and control the rocket. The flight path can be either direct or ballistic, to hit tanks in the roof.

   The missile has a dual launch system to ensure the safety of firing from enclosed spaces. The cruising speed is 160 m / s. The maximum range of flight is 4,1 km.

 

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Chinese Red Arrow ATGMs

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Poly Defence GAM-102 ATGM

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and GAM-100 AFAIK

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   The GAM-100 and 102 were designed to counter the threat of armored vehicles and fortifications in a maximum range of respectively 2500 meters and 4000 meters.

... GAM-10X trajectory can be selected between overhead and direct attack, depending on target type

   The GAM-102 missile’s modular design allows for integration and installation on a variety of vehicle platforms, from light all-terrain vehicle (L-ATV) to tracked IFV. The missile have high explosive and tandem charged armor penetration warhead able to reach about 1000 mm penetration depth.

 

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Armor piercing capability - 300 mm. The weight of the grenade in the container is 4 kg, sights and electronics - 1 kg, the range of the direct shot is 150 m, the aimed shots can be taken at ranges up to 400 m.

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   The DSS allows neutralizing of the human factor and increasing firing accuracy in a substantial manner. Owing to modern optoelectronics and special software, distorting action made by an operator, including hand tremor, have been mitigated almost to the full extent. The DSS also features air burst function, shoring up the grenade's capabilities to engage an enemy's manpower in buildings and open engineering installations. The integration of a laser rangefinder, a ballistic calculator, and an inertial measurement unit allows defining of a target's trajectory and calculating of a position of the marker, making target engagement easier. The DSS is fitted with a MIL-STD-1913 Picatinny rail for collimator or reflex sights.

http://www.armyrecognition.com/april_2018_global_defense_security_army_news_industry/belarus_unveils_mm-60_grenade_launcher.html

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On 5/17/2018 at 5:57 PM, LoooSeR said:

Unknown new russian RPG, probably named "Termit" (Termite) according to that:

https://riafan.ru/1057812-oleg-bochkarev-nashi-sportsmeny-dolzhny-pobezhdat-s-rossiiskim-oruzhiem

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Sight module, likely to be with build-in FCS of some sort.

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Rosgvardia buys launchers for "Kornets" and thermal imaging sights for them

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   Today, public procurement portal have information on tenders for the purchase by the Federal Service of Troops of the National Guard of the Russian Federation of 9P163 launchers of anti-tank missile systems "Kornet". At the moment, two lots have been published, with 8 kits in each. The price of each lot is 53 750 227 rubles. Or for 6.7 million rubles for the kit.

 

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In addition, the tender for 1PN79M-3 thermal imaging sights for them has been separately published. 51,200,860 rubles or 6.4 million rubles apiece is offered for 8 sets.

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Why Rosgvardia needs Kornets? 

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The National Guard of Ukraine has adopted the first 500 hand-held anti-tank grenade launchers RSRL-1 manufactured in the USA. This was reported by Interior Minister Arsen Avakov on his Facebook page on Thursday, May 17.

This is a bottom for ex-Soviet country, to by RPG-7s from other countries.

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First launches of Javelin by UAF

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and Stugna ATGM

 

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