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The PAPOP (PolyArmes POlyProjectiles, meaning "multi-projectile multiple weapon system") is a French modular weapon system.
History[edit | edit source]
The PAPOP project aimed to provide a modular and versatile weapon system by 2010 or 2012 with a range of 600 meters. However, due to various complications, the entire project fell through.
Design Details[edit | edit source]
The PAPOP is a two-in-one weapon system, similar to the Heckler & Koch XM29 and Daewoo K11. The weapon uses a targeting system linked to a camera located at the very front of the weapon under the muzzle, with batteries and an on-board computer system for the weapon located in the stock. A rotating LCD screen on the top of the weapon displays information to the shooter; this allows it to be fired around corners or aimed behind cover. This targeting system includes night vision, a laser telemeter and even an IFF system and targeting computer that programs the grenades before firing; this allows the PAPOP to be a component of a larger integrated system used for reconnaissance or target designation. The weapon can be used with the FÉLIN system.
Ammunition[edit | edit source]
The weapon uses proprietary 35mm grenades for its grenade launcher, which are lethal in a five-meter radius, and can offer capabilities to penetrate flak vests.
Variants[edit | edit source]
- PAPOP 1 - The original concept; it was deemed too heavy and the PAPOP 2 was designed as a result.
- PAPOP 2 - The second concept, aimed at correcting all issues seen on the first, was a much more compact weapon.
A prototype consisting of only a grenade launcher was also produced.