Rafael Simon rifle-launched entry breaching grenade for urban & anti-terrorist warfare 2410136

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AUSA 2013
Association of the United States Army

AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
21 to 23 October 2013
Washington D.C., United States
 
Rafael SIMON rifle launched grenade at AUSA 2013
 
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:30 PM
 
Rafael Simon rifle-launched entry breaching grenade for urban & anti-terrorist warfare.
SIMON rifle launched grenade is a stand-off & surprise-attack type weapon; it replaces older breaching methods, which involved loss of surprise and the risking of assault troops to directly attack doors by mechanical means or by attaching explosive charges.
     
SIMON rifle launched grenade is a stand-off & surprise-attack type weapon; it replaces older breaching methods, which involved loss of surprise and the risking of assault troops to directly attack doors by mechanical means or by attaching explosive charges.
Rafael SIMON rifle launched grenade at AUSA 2013, Defense exhibition in Washington D.C., United States.
     

Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) have lately evolved as a prominent scenario for modern infantry assault combat.

Modern infantry assault troops, when operating in urban areas, often require breaching an entry into buildings; tasks which are critical to the overall mission. In a MOUT scenario, this is a high-risk situation in which the defenders hold almost all the cards.

Typically, there is no intelligence available to the attacking troops; the success of the mission relies on the marginal advantages which may be created by the attackers, such as firepower, and exact timing.

There are two tactical options for breaking-in: breaching of a door or window, or breaking through a wall by creating a man-size hole.

When breaching through doors, two key aspects were compromised up until now by the attacking forces: the element of surprise and the level of risk to those forces. The best solution available up until now was the use of explosives to breach doors, which was a much shorter and intense solution than mechanical breaching, but still required the breaching team to reach the target door and risk themselves.

In anti-terrorist special operations such as the attempted release of hostages, these circumstances are greatly intensified, and an additional operational requirement arises: the hostages which are entrapped in the building must not be harmed.

The Simon rifle-launched grenade has dramatically changed the balance between the attackers and the defenders by eliminating or greatly reducing the risk levels to the assault troops.

The SIMON is a stand-off weapon, fired from 15-30 meters, while maintaining a full surprise effect. SIMON poses no risk of collateral damage, neither to hostages, nor to the assault troops.

SIMON is specially adapted to surprise stand-off breaching of steel or wooden doors.

 

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