Milkor had won an Armscor tender issued in November 2017 for 370 medium velocity 40 mm grenade launchers and thousands of rounds of ammunition for the South African Army.
Milkor’s SuperSix grenade launchers are compatible with both 40×46 mm low velocity and longer range 40×51 mm medium velocity rounds, which have a range of up to 800 meters. Stationary point targets can be hit at around 375 meters.
Rheinmetall Denel Munition (RDM) was awarded the contract to supply the ammunition, which Armscor specified as being 1,458 rounds of each of the following 40mm ammunition types: medium velocity practice, high explosive medium velocity, high explosive dual purpose medium velocity, medium velocity smoke rounds, and orange marker medium velocity.
In addition to the weapons, Milkor is also supplying Trijicon optical sighting systems and Newcon Optik laser rangefinders – Armscor specified the delivery of 370 optical sights and 15 laser rangefinders.