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M6 Countermeasure Discharger

The M6 is a 4-tube smoke grenade launcher that will enable combat vehicles to conceal themselves from threat surveillance, target acquisition, and weapon guidance systems. It is a 2x2 tube design weighing 8.5 lbs.

Background:

The M6 provides all-around screening protection and has the ability to interface with Vehicle Integrated Defense Systems. The M6 is capable of firing all Q-STAG 401 conforming grenades. It is capable of single tube inventory and single tube firing when integrated with Vehicle

Characteristics:

Status:

The M6 discharger program has completed Full Scale Development and was Type Classified in September 1993. The M6 will start production in FY00, and will be fielded on the Heavy Assault Bridge and Breacher Vehicles.


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