Nammo is highlighting the capabilities of its M72 Shoulder-Fired System at the ongoing ADEX 2021 and has also initiated discussions with the South Korean army regarding possible sale of the system.
More than 20 countries currently use M72 variants. “This is a product that is of interest to the South Koreans,” said Bard Ljones Stenberg, Vice President International Sales and Marketing of Military Ammunition& Shoulder Fired Systems. “They have some experience with the M72; they have used it since the Seventies when they got it from the U.S. The systems are a bit outdated, and we are now talking to them to see if there is any possibility of coming up wth new supplies of the M 72.”
The M72 series has been modernized many times since the seventies and is a “totally different product now,” said Stenberg. “South Korea still uses it, and they have also used some products by our competitors. We hope that they can come back to the M72. It is a very secure system to use for soldiers and it is much lighter, at under 3.5 kg, than the products made by our competitors. You can in fact have two of them on your back if you need.”
The M72 shoulder-fired system is being used by some of the biggest special forces throughout the world, said Stenberg. “In the Asia Pacific region alone, Australia, Malaysia and Thailand have it. We plan to offer the product to India as part of the country’s Make in India initiative.”
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