Mk 47 Striker

The Mk 47 Mod 0 or Striker 40 is a 40 mm automatic grenade launcher with an integrated fire control system, capable of launching smart programmable 40 mm shells in addition to various unguided rounds.

In addition to being able to fire traditional grenades like the Mk 19 grenade launcher, it can fire smart grenades that can be programmed to air burst after a set distance. A computerized sight allows the user to set this distance.

The model is currently being evaluated by the United States armed forces. It is currently in combat use by some United States special operations forces in Afghanistan. As of 2012 the Mk 47 is also fielded by the Israel Defense Forces, replacing the Mk 19 currently in service.

  • July 2006: General Dynamics awarded $23 million contract for Mk 47 production.
  • February 2009: General Dynamics awarded $12 million contract for Mk 47 production.
  • October 2010: US Army awarded a $25 million contract for Mk 47 production, for a foreign military sale.
Specifications
Weight Gun: 39.6 pounds (18.0 kg)
Length 37 inches (940 mm)
Barrel length 24.02 inches (610 mm)
Width 10.04 inches (255 mm)
Height 8.07 inches (205 mm)
Cartridge 40×53mm
Action Short-recoil
Feed system Belt
Sights AN/PAS-13 Heavy Thermal Weapon Sight, by Raytheon

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