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MK47 Striker ALGL (Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher): 40mm of the Future?

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by David Crane
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The MK 47 MOD 0 ‘Striker’ 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), manufactured by GDATP (General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products), is set to replace the aging MK19 grenade launchers in the U.S. Army’s and USMC’s arenals. The GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL is currently under development by NSWC (Naval Surface Warfare Center) Crane. The Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL utilizes a laser range finder, onboard ballistic computer, fire control, and time-fused air-burst 40mm ammo (40mm grenades) to significantly increase lethality for the…

U.S. Army’s Objective Force.

Weapon weight (empty) for the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL) is 38 lbs, and rate of fire is supposed to come in at 250-300 rounds per minute. The MK47 MOD 0 Striker 40mm GMG/ALGL will feature a quick-detach barrel and fire from the closed bolt.

Click here to view the pre-solicitation document on the MK47 Striker GMG/ALGL. The document includes POC info for the Contract Specialist.

Jeffrey McKaughan has written an informative article on the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 Striker Grenade Machine Gun (GMG/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL) for "Special Operations Technology" that goes into more detail on the weapon system. You can read it by clicking on this link. It’s worth reading.

Click here to read the NAVSEA CRANE Surface Warfare Center Division "Program Overview" Document on the GDATP MK47 MOD 0 ‘Striker’ 40mm Grenade Machine Gun (GMG)/Advanced Lightweight Grenade Launcher (ALGL), written by Dennis Lambrecht, the ALGL Program Manager at NSWC Crane.

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David Crane started publishing online in 2001. Since that time, governments, military organizations, Special Operators (i.e. professional trigger pullers), agencies, and civilian tactical shooters the world over have come to depend on Defense Review as the authoritative source of news and information on "the latest and greatest" in the field of military defense and tactical technology and hardware, including tactical firearms, ammunition, equipment, gear, and training.

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