State Enterprise “Design Bureau” Artillery Armament “, which is part of the State Corporation” Ukroboronprom “, has successfully completed the tests of the 30 mm automatic heavy grenade launcher KBA.117-02 in the infantry version.
This was reported in the company’s press service.
The tests of the grenade launcher were carried out in test area 169 of the 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 Ukraine’s armed forces in the infantry version, but the exact amount of weapons transferred is not yet known. KBA.117-02 is an analogue of the Soviet grenade launcher AG-17 and is intended for installation in combat modules. The armament in this version has no directional units and manual descent units.
The 30 mm automatic grenade launcher is designed to destroy enemy manpower and firearms outside protection, in open ditches and ditches and behind natural terrain obstacles.
The KBA-117 grenade launcher was officially adopted by Ukraine’s Armed Forces in 2019.
Testing of the upgraded automatic grenade launcher in the infantry configuration KBA.117-02 KBAO began in October 2020.
As reported by “Apostrophe”, earlier in the Nikolaev region at the training area Shirokiy LAN passed presentation of a model of a self-propelled artillery mounting model (ACS), developed in Ukraine.