On November 6, 2008, the U.S. Army “type-classified” the HK M320, opening the way for the first of 70,000 add-on grenade launchers to be issued to combat troops. This award came after more that three years of exhaustive developmental testing and user evaluation at the Army’s Aberdeen Test Center in Aberdeen, Maryland, the U.S. Army Infantry Center at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Army test locations throughout the world.

The M320 is a multi-functional single-shot launcher that can be attached to a wide range of current issue U.S. weapons including the M4, M4A1 and M4 MWS carbines and M16A2 and M16A4 rifles as well as an assortment of HK weapon (HK416 and HK417). Double action only trigger Ambidextrous breach release lever to a wide variety of weapons  with a modular rail system. Check back with for more details on HK’s new grenade launcher!

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