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Enforce Tac 23 – Rheinmetall Squad Support Weapon 40

Rheinmetall is exhibiting their Squad Support Weapon 40, a semi-auto, box-fed 40mm Grenade launcher. It fires Rheinmetall’s new programmable medium velocity rounds as well as legacy low velocity rounds. These rounds can be programmed for airburst and include:

HE Fragmentation (HEFRAG16)

Anti-Tank (HEDP16)

Door Breaching (HEBE14)

Air Burst (HEAB)

Training (TPM, TPM-T)

Illumination / Fog

Sound & Flash and Stimulus Ammunition (CS)

While we see a 5 round magazine, there is also a 3 round magazine under development which sits flush with the bottom of the pistol grip. Additionally, a 10 round magazine is under development. The weapons weighs about 4 kg.

This is the programmer which is the same one they are using for high velocity 40mm rounds fired from the Mk19 and HK GMG. It programs the round via IR.

With the US Army poised to release the Precision Grenadier System requirement, the SSW40 will surely be a contender.

8 Responses to “Enforce Tac 23 – Rheinmetall Squad Support Weapon 40”

  1. jbgleason says:

    Ummmm…. Isn’t that optics mount on backwards? If you line either of those sights up with the target, the round is going to go straight into the ground right in front of the shooter. Every grenade launcher I have ever seen uses a parabolic arc trajectory with the sight pointing the other direction.

    • jbgleason says:

      Or does it move on that mount maybe? Not sure what I am seeing here the more I look at it.

    • SSD says:

      It’s just mounted wrong. It’s a 3D printed model.

      • J says:

        The firearm is 3d Printed?

        So this system does or does not exist? If it does exist are there any other uses?

        • SSD says:

          Yes it exists, but many companies use 3D models for trade shows. What do you mean by other uses? It’s a 40mm Grenade Launcher.

  2. Czerta says:

    Finally, someone else is taking the XM25 project forward

  3. Swampy J says:

    I’m just glad they are coming out with that flush 3 round mag. You never know when you will need to have that flush.

  4. J says:

    *users? Who has adopted and is using this firearm.