Uruguay army has selected Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher TASS 12312154

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Uruguay army has selected Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher.
The Russian-made RPG-7V2 shoulder-fired grenade launcher has won the Uruguayan armed forces’ tender for close combat weapons delivery, a military and diplomatic source said on Wednesday. "During the tender, the Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher has left behind the German-made Panzerfaust 3 weapon," the source said.
     
The Russian-made RPG-7V2 shoulder-fired grenade launcher has won the Uruguayan armed forces’ tender for close combat weapons delivery, a military and diplomatic source said on Wednesday. "During the tender, the Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher has left behind the German-made Panzerfaust 3 weapon," the source said. Russian-made RPG-7V2 anti-tank grenade launcher
     
According to the source, the Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher costs far less than the German-made weapon.

Uruguay’s armed forces already operate grenade launchers of the RPG-7 family, the source added.

According to the source, the purchase of Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launchers has been postponed for economic reasons.

It was reported earlier that China had offered Uruguay an agreement on producing a big number of grenade launchers and ammunition for them under the Chinese license.

The Uruguayan armed forces traditionally operate several types of grenade launchers, including obsolete Spanish-made Instalaza Mod.65 weapons.

Several years ago, the Uruguayan armed forces selected several types of grenade launchers, tested them and purchased Russian-made RPG-7V1 grenade launchers to standardize close combat weapons and equip its peacekeeping contingent in Africa.

A part of the grenade launchers remained in Uruguay for combat training.

Uruguay announced a tender in 2015 for the delivery of a new batch of grenade launchers. The Russian-made RPG-7V2 grenade launcher won the tender.

Uruguay is planning to purchase 80-100 grenade launchers and several thousands of rocket-propelled grenades for them.

The RPG-7V2 is the current anti-tank rocket-propelled grenade launcher used by the Russian armed forces. It has the capacity to fire standard and dual high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds, high explosive/fragmentation, and thermobaric warheads (see below), with a UP-7V sighting device fitted (used in tandem with the standard 2.7× PGO-7 optical sight) to allow the use of extended range ammunition.
     
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