The State Artillery “Artillery Armament” “Artillery Armor”, part of the State Corporation “Ukroboronprom”, has completed testing of the 30 mm KBA.117-02 automatic heavy grenade launcher in the infantry version. forces of Ukraine.
This was reported in the press service of the enterprise.
The tests of the grenade launcher were conducted during the test of 169 Desna training center with the participation of 1285 military representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.
KBA.117-02 grenade launchers were transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the infantry version, but the exact size of the transferred weapons is not yet known. KBA.117-02 is an analogue of the Soviet AG-17 grenade launcher and is intended for installation in combat modules. The armor of this version has no aiming devices or manual descending devices.
The 30 mm automatic grenade launcher was designed to destroy enemy manpower and firearms outside refuges, in open trenches and ditches, and behind natural ground barriers.
The KBA-117 grenade launcher was officially adopted by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 2019.
Tests of the upgraded automatic grenade launcher in the KBAO.117-02 infantry configuration began in October 2020.
As reported by “Apostrophe”, earlier in Nikolaev region on the training ground Shirokiy passed LAN introduce a model of self-propelled artillery mount (ACS) model, developed in Ukraine.