Marines receiving 40mm automatic grenade launchers 1Q 2015

Philippine Navy will be receiving 40mm automatic grenade launchers during the first quarter of 2015. These launchers will be used by the Marines for better medium range gun and direct fire support capabilities.

“This will be used by the Marines as a medium range and direct fire support to maneuvering infantry for enhanced firepower,” Philippine News Agency quoted Navy Vice-commander Rear Admiral Caesar Taccad.

Taccad said that the weapons are capable of firing “NATO” standard 40mm high velocity grenades. He added that these are “air-cooled, blow back, and belt operated heavy machine gun.”