The Defence Research Development Organisation’s (DRDO) Armament Development Establishment (ARDE) has designed a new ‘Rifle Propelled Grenade’. According to a Tribune report, the countries premier research and development agency has upgraded the army’s rifle launched a grenade.
This new 40 mm grenade will have the capability to be launched through Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) attached through the Indian Army’s standard-issue rifles. The newly designed explosive may even be used independently using a multi-barrel grenade launcher (A weapon which can fire grenades like projectiles).
The government of India has identified eight types of ammunition along with the DRDO’s new fragmentation grenade to be jointly developed with private sector companies. The new under-barrel munition will pack a punch to the Indian army’s small arms arsenal.