June 19, 2021

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The US Army tested new MANPADS

The US Army tested new MANPADS

The Swedish arms company Saab together with the US Army conducted the first firing tests of the new GMM multi-purpose ammunition. What is this weapon and how can it be used?

The exercises, which took place at Yuma Proving Arena in Arizona, were a joint project of Saab, Raytheon Missiles & Defense and the US Army. Their goal was to test a new type of multipurpose guided munition.

GMM shells were fired from the Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle and an adaptation of the AT4 Hand Launcher. The ammunition was directed at the target using a semi-active laser pointer and guidance system. The purpose was, inter alia, a brick wall, a double reinforced concrete wall and an armored vehicle.

GMM munitions are the next evolutionary step in the case of portable guided missiles. Cooperation between Saab and Raytheon, as well as the participation of the US Army, led to an expanded armament option, taking into account greater capabilities, including the AT4 launcher.

Görgen Johansson, Saab Dynamics Head of Business, emphasized the importance of developing this type of missile. The GMM is the most advanced ammunition to date, providing greater accuracy, performance, exceptional accuracy and the ability to destroy multiple targets.

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