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South Korea to Field First Man-Portable Airburst Grenade Launcher Weapon for Mobile Infantry: Meet the Daewoo K11 20mm/5.56mm Dual-Caliber Airburst Weapon

By David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com December 15, 2009 Now, this is interesting. “The Korea Times” is reporting that some of the 350 South Korean troops deploying to Afghanistan (to protect 120 South Korean civilian reconstruction workers) will be armed with the Daewoo K11 semi-auto, mag-fed 20mm grenade launcher/select-fire 5.56x45mm NATO (5.56mm NATO) assault rifle a.k.a. airburst assault ... Read More »

The future Army infantry weapons

This week’s issue of the Army Times features two good stories covering the XM8/XM29 and XM312 programs: The OICW, now designated as the XM29, has been completely overhauled with an entirely new development and acquisition plan. The XM312, a .50 caliber heavy machine-gun born from the advanced XM307, is now set to replace the venerable "Ma Deuce" that has served ... Read More »