STEYR ARMS Secures Contract for New Grenade Launcher with the German Bundeswehr

STEYR ARMS, Austria’s leading firearms manufacturer with a history dating back to 1864, is pleased to announce its successful bid in the competitive tender process to supply the German Bundeswehr with its advanced GL-40 grenade launcher system.

In a milestone achievement for STEYR ARMS, this marks the successful participation in a Bundeswehr tender, and its GL-40 launcher has been chosen over strong competition from other industry leaders.

We are honoured to be selected by the German Bundeswehr for this important contract.

Our GL-40 grenade launcher reflects our commitment to innovation, quality, and reliability, values that resonate with military and law enforcement agencies worldwide.

Spokesperson for STEYR ARMS

STEYR GL-40 Grenade Launcher

The GL-40, originally designed as an attachment for the globally recognized STEYR AUG assault rifle, boasts exceptional robustness and precision. Its versatility allows it to be used both as an attachment and as a stand-alone device, meeting the diverse operational needs of the German Bundeswehr.

Key Features:

  • Compact and lightweight design for easy mounting on various assault rifles.
  • Modular construction for simplified maintenance and component interchangeability.
  • User-friendly operation with quick transition from under-barrel to stand-alone without the need for special tools.
  • Compatibility with a range of sighting devices, including the proprietary STEYR mechanical sight and other Picatinny rail-mounted options.
  • Cold-forged barrel for enhanced durability and longevity.
  • Enhanced safety features, including a “Double Action only” trigger system with multiple safety mechanisms.

STEYR GL 40mm A1 DE Tech Specs

  • INTERFACE: Mount for STANAG 4694 rail
  • ACCESSORY-RAIL: STANAG 4694 rail on 9 o’clock facing to 12 o’clock
  • CALIBER: 40 x 46
  • BARREL: Steel, cold hammer forged. Protected against abrasion and corrosion with MANNOX® surface.
  • RIFLING: Number of grooves 6, twist rate: 1: 1200mm (47.24”). right hand twist
  • BARREL-LENGTH: 180 mm / 7,09″
  • OVERALL-LENGHT: 264 mm / 10,4″
  • WIDTH: 100 mm / 3,94″
  • HEIGHT: 95 mm / 3,74″
  • WEIGHT: 1170 g / 2,58 lbs.
  • OPERATION: Breech loading, hinge-action barrel
  • TRIGGER: Double Action only
  • TRIGGER-WEIGHT: approx. 5 kg / 11,02 lbs.
  • SAFETY: 2 position ambidextrous manual safety lever, locks the hammer, internal drop safety, additional safety locks the trigger when unmounted

Source: Steyr Arms news release

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