GRENADE MACHINE GUN (GMG)
Increasingly, armed forces worldwide require a universal fire support system to combat ground targets. In the past, armies have depended on heavy machine guns or light mortars, but neither is ideal.
Conventional rifle ammunition provides no fragmentation effect, and is largely not effective enough against advancing armoured infantry fighting vehicles and battle tanks. On the other hand, mortars have the disadvantage of a relatively low rate of fire Contrary to that The HECKLER & KOCH GMG combines the advantages of the two types of weapons mentioned above.
High flexibility and firepower combined with the fragmentation effect of the mortar ammunition-and the possibility of using armour piercing ammunition. The weapon may be used on a tripod or easily mounted on vehicles, patrol boats or in helicopters.
Its high fire power and accuracy as well as easy handling make the GMG the first choice for engagement of ground targets. It thus comes as no surprise that the GMG designed and manufactured by HECKLER & KOCH has been declared the technologically unsurpassed Grenade Machine Gun.