Current 40mm breaching grenades are energetically inefficient, limit operational effectiveness, and present a higher risk than necessary to people in the vicinity of the target. A new design by the UK Government overcomes these limitations and also improves both safety and logistics.
Developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), this new design is the result of several years of research to overcome the deficiencies of current breaching grenades. The result is a reduction in target fragmentation, reduced omnidirectional overpressure and increased operational effectiveness.
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