40MM CANISTER ROUND
The 40mm canister cartridge provides a short range anti-personnel capability from muzzle to a maximum effective range of 100 meters for the MK-19 MOD3 Grenade Machine Gun (GMG). The cartridge is used by combat, combat support and combat service support organizations as a force multiplier against ground troops in exposed positions, in extremely rugged terrain, dense vegetation, military operations in urban terrain (MOUT), and other tactical scenarios where the present MK-19 family of 40mm ammunition is limited. The cartridge will be in use Army wide.
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