Defense

Military takes subsequent step towards shopping for extra M72 gentle rocket launchers

Army takes next step toward buying more M72 light rocket launchers


The U.S. Military has finalized its necessities for M72-series gentle rocket launchers.

The solicitation, launched Jul 31 on Federal Enterprise Alternatives, states that the U.S. Military Contracting Command points the topic solicitation for the manufacturing, testing and supply of the M72 Gentle Assault Weapon (LAW) variants and elements for Shoulder Launched Munitions (SLM) coaching techniques.

In 2019, the Military Contracting Command introduced it’s conducting market analysis to fund info from business for manufacturing program supporting Military and Marine Corps ammunition stockpile necessities for M72 LAW and its variants, the M72AS Sub-caliber Coach Launcher, the M72AS Sub-caliber Coach Rocket, and the Elements for Shoulder Launched Munitions Coaching Programs (SLM).

In keeping with discover, the Military Contracting Command requires:

  1. M72A7 LAW with Graze Fuze Operate and Evening Imaginative and prescient System (NVD) Mount. The M72A7 LAW makes use of a formed cost warhead, is used towards gentle armored targets and may solely be fired within the open discipline atmosphere.
  2. M72E8 LAW Hearth from Enclosure and NVD Mount. The M72E8 LAW makes use of a formed cost warhead with base detonating fuze, is used towards gentle armored targets and might be fired from inside an enclosure.
  3. M72A9 LAW Anti-Construction Munition and NVD Mount. The M72A9 LAW has the aptitude to penetrate brick, adobe, concrete block, and concrete terrain partitions, doorways and home windows in commonest Navy Operations and may solely be fired within the open discipline atmosphere.
  4. M72E10 LAW Hearth from Enclosure Anti-Construction Munition and NVD Mount. The M72E10 LAW accommodates an enhanced explosives warhead with base detonating fuze, has the aptitude to penetrate brick, adobe, concrete block, and concrete terrain partitions and might be fired from inside an enclosure.
  5. M72AS Coach Launchers. The M72AS coach launcher is the coaching system for the M72 weapon system.
  6. M72AS 21mm Subcaliber Coaching Rockets. The 21mm Coaching rocket is the ammunition for the M72AS coaching system
  7. M72AS 21mm Subcaliber Inert Coach. The Inert Coaching rocket is a classroom software for the M72AS coaching system.
  8. Elements for Shoulder Launched Munitions Coaching Programs (numerous)

The M72 LAW is a transportable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon that’s issued as a spherical of ammunition.