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Armor-Piercing Grenades: Latest Al Qaeda Threat in Iraq?

by David Crane defrev at gmail.com As if mines/IEDs, EFPs and RPGs aren’t enough, now there’s armor-piercing grenades a.k.a. armor-penetrating grenades. According to a recent CBS News article, this is the latest lethal threat (explosives threat) to U.S. troops in Iraq. The grenades, being employed/deployed by Al Qaeda forces (specifically they’re self-named "Thermal Brigade" force), look like the old stick ... Read More »

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Refaim Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade/Weapon System for Counterinsurgency Ops

by David Crane [email protected] The Refaim Advanced Infantry Weapon System, or "Advanced Infantry Rifle Grenade", manufactured by Israel Military Industries Ltd. (IMI), is an air-burst telescopic bullet trap rifle grenade that incorporates point detonation, time delay, and self-destruct functions. "Defense Update", an Israeli online publication, has some excellent information on the Refaim rifle grenade. The following is what "Defense Update" ... Read More »

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New ‘Pearl’ Hand Grenade by RUAG Munition: Big Bang in a Small Package

by David Crane [email protected] This article’s content and links have been updated as of 7/31/06. The HG85 fragmentation grenade, a.k.a. HG85 hand grenade, made by RUAG Ammotec (formerly RUAG Munition), is currently regarded by many experts to be the best hand grenade currently in service, in the world. The British Army apparently agrees, since they’ve acquired the RUAG HG-85 fragmentation/hand ... Read More »

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Austrian HG-86 Mini-Grenade in Use with U.S. Army Infantry Forces.

Apparently, the U.S. Army has a new combat mini-grenade in its arsenal. It’s called the HG-86 (short for SplHG 86), and it’s made by ARGES (Armaturen Gesellschaft m. b. H.) of Austria. Click here to read an active thread on the SplHG 86 mini-grenade on TacticalForums.com. Click in this link to go to a story that includes some good info ... Read More »

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Milkor MGL-MK1 40mm Multiple Grenade Launcher: The Best in the Business.

The Milkor MGL-MK1 is the premier multiple grenade launcher of the world. Made in South Africa, the Milkor MGL gives its operator 6 rounds of 40mm low-impulse grenades at his immediate disposal, making it an extremely effective force multiplier for any special operations team. It is the preferred multiple grenade launcher of Spec-Ops and mercenary forces around the world. One ... Read More »

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