Pakistan Army has successfully tested an Automatic Grenade Launcher named PAK-40, further consolidating the country’s defensive capabilities.
What makes the latest addition unique is the fact that it is indigenously developed at Pakistan Ordinance Factory (POF).
PAK-40 weighs around 41 Kgs and has a range of 2,200 meters. The launcher fires 40mm grenades with a radius of 10 meters and is capable of firing multiple types of grenades.
The automatic launcher can operate in temperatures ranging from 55C to -24C, meaning it can perform effectively in the arduous terrain of the Cholistan desert and the unforgiving Siachen glacier.
The launcher can be equipped with night vision and thermal sights as well, making it a perfect weapon to use in military operations at night and adverse weather conditions.
Moreover, PAK-40 can be easily mounted on vehicles or helicopters and requires a small team to operate it.