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SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG

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The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has issued an Expression of Interest (EoI) for the development of a 40mm High Explosive Anti-Personnel (HEAP) Grenade for use with 40mm Under Barrel Grenade Launchers (UBGL) and Multiple Grenade Launchers (MGL) with Local Private companies/industries that has local manufacturing facilities.

The HEAP Grenade is designed to provide anti-personnel lethality up to more than 5 meters from the point of explosion with adequate hit density. It is fitted with a reserve battery-based advanced Point Detonating and Self-Destruction (PDSD) Fuze.

Key Features of the HEAP Grenade:

  • Compatible with in-service 40mm UBGL and MGL weapons held by the Indian Armed Forces
  • Range: more than 375 meters
  • Muzzle Velocity: 76±3 m/s
  • Fuze: Electro-mechanical type with self-destruction feature

Benefits of the HEAP Grenade:

  • Increased anti-personnel lethality
  • Enhanced hit density
  • Improved accuracy
  • Extended range

Scope of Work:

The scope of work for the development of the HEAP Grenade includes:

  • Design and development of the grenade body
  • Development of the warhead
  • Integration of the fuze
  • Testing and evaluation of the grenade

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