The RGSh-30 (Ukrainian: РГШ-30) is a Ukrainian handheld bullpup automatic 30mm grenade launcher, currently under development by Ukrainian company Precision Systems.
The launcher was revealed at the AviaSvit/Arms and Security show held in Kiev, Ukraine during October 2016. It is reportedly based on the AGS-17 automatic grenade launcher, though this claim has been challenged.
The weapon holds five 30×29mmB VOG-17 grenades in a detachable box magazine. It has the advantage of being significantly easier to carry and far more maneuverable. The weapon is made from conventional materials so production and repairs are economical. Precision Systems has also stated that they are looking to develop additional models in 20, 25, 35 and 40mm calibers.
The RGSh-30 reportedly has an effective range of 1,600 m, despite its reduced size and barrel length. It is currently unclear whether the weapon is semi-automatic only or select-fire. Exact dimensions and other details have not yet been disclosed.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://web.archive.org/web/20161016102536/https://www.janes.com/article/64605/ukrainian-firm-develops-handheld-variant-of-ags-17
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/10/18/im-sorry-ukrainian-firm-develops-handheld-automatic-grenade-launcher/
- ↑ https://warspot.ru/7348-kompaktnyy-rodstvennik-ags