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US + Rheinmetall 40x53mm HEDP Airburst XM1176   Ammunition <20mm

Started 19-Oct by gatnerd; 282 views.
gatnerd

From: gatnerd

19-Oct

The US is finally getting close to fielding an Airburst grenade system, for the MK19/MK47 Automatic Grenade launcher.

https://soldiersystems.net/2021/10/15/ausa-21-xm1176-system/

Rheinmetall is developing the XM1176 System which provides programmable high velocity 40mm rounds which increase first round hit probability and can be used to defeat targets in defilade.

Per this solicitation it will be a HEDP airburst round:

https://www.instantmarkets.com/view/ID213450369230237223768247847832734729755/40mm_High_Velocity_XM1176_High_Explosive_Dual_Purpose_Airburst

Rheinmtall had published slides a few years ago on their 40x53mm HEDP AB round. Specs were 1000 fragments + ~80mm RHA penetration. Their pure HE AB was 1400 fragments. 

poliorcetes

From: poliorcetes

19-Oct

Coupled with a capable FCS and a set of sensors it would make a nice Counter Drone system. 

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