Bundeswehr orders new grenade launchers from Steyr Arms

Source: Steyer Arms

Steyr Arms, Austria’s leading firearms manufacturer with a history dating back to 1864, announced its successful bid in the competitive tender process to supply the German Bundeswehr with its advanced GL-40 grenade launcher system.


In a milestone achievement for Steyr Arms, this marks the successful participation in a Bundeswehr tender, and its GL-40 launcher has been chosen over strong competition from other industry leaders.


About the GL-40 Grenade Launcher:

The GL-40, originally designed as an attachment for the globally recognized Steyr AUG assault rifle, boasts exceptional robustness and precision. Its versatility allows it to be used both as an attachment and as a stand-alone device, meeting the diverse operational needs of the German Bundeswehr.



Key Features:

  • Compact and lightweight design for easy mounting on various assault rifles.
  • Modular construction for simplified maintenance and component interchangeability.
  • User-friendly operation with quick transition from under-barrel to stand-alone without the need for special tools.
  • Compatibility with a range of sighting devices, including the proprietary STEYR mechanical sight and other Picatinny rail-mounted options.
  • Cold-forged barrel for enhanced durability and longevity.
  • Enhanced safety features, including a “Double Action only” trigger system with multiple safety mechanisms.


“We are honoured to be selected by the German Bundeswehr for this important contract,” said a spokesperson for Steyr Arms. “Our GL-40 grenade launcher reflects our commitment to innovation, quality, and reliability, values that resonate with military and law enforcement agencies worldwide.”



STEYR ARMS has been at the forefront of firearms manufacturing for over 160 years, producing a wide range of firearms for military, law enforcement, hunting, and sports shooting applications. Known for its innovation, precision, and reliability, Steyr Arms continues to set industry standards with its high-quality products.

With a “one-stop shop” philosophy, Steyr Arms offers a comprehensive product and service range tailored to meet the diverse needs of its government and civilian customers. The company maintains a high level of manufacturing depth and collaborates with local partners to ensure supply chain security and quality.



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