History[edit | edit source]
The SSW was conceived as part of the Future Light Support Weapon program hosted by Sweden, in an attempt to replace the Mk 19 and M203 grenade launchers attached on the Ak 5 at platoon and squad levels. The SSW was intended as the replacement for the latter.
Prototypes of the weapon have been made for display, but as of 2016 it has not been put into service or made into a full-production weapon.
Design Details[edit | edit source]
The platform consists of a 5.7mm rifle, a 40mm grenade launcher, and a fire-control system. The grenade ammunition designed by STK features 400 tungsten balls inside the grenade; when the grenade impacts a target, the tungsten balls would fire out of the casing in a conical shape, similar to a shotgun.
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