40mm Grenade Launcher Fire Control System
Finalist at Defence Innovation Awards, Avalon Airshow 2015
The grenade launcher fire control system uses a laser range finder to measure the distance to the target within 1 meter and then adjust the sight elevation accordingly. This allows the standard M203 40mm high explosive grenade to impact within 5 meters of the target compared to iron sights which can only achieve within 25 meters.
This represents one of the largest innovations in this weapon system since it was introduced in the Vietnam war. A soldier will now use on average 3 times less ammunition to get rounds on target.