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ABRAMS AIRBORNE MANUFACTURING,INC

AAMI


AAMI HISTORY
Founded
Founded in 1963, Abrams Airborne Manufacturing Inc. (AAMI) has grown to
become an important supplier in the precision sheet metal and Aerospace
CNC manufacturing industry. Our products are found in deep space, within
U.S. military, in the computer room and medical offices.

High quality products, competitive pricing and outstanding services have
been the basis for our continual growth. Engineering support and design
services are a particular strength at AAMI.

Flexibility is always provided, for more than four decades, AAMI has strived
to exceed the expectations of our customers, a philosophy that will continue
as one of our basic principles.
COMPANY OVERVIEW

Head Office in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
The sole supplier of 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launchers to the armed
forces of the USA the M32A1
Clients in various countries
Products qualified according to USDOD and STANAG specifications
ISO9001 and AS9100 (NASA) Compliant

ASSOCIATED COMPANIES

Production and Marketing of
Weapon Systems of AAMI
Marketing of the M32A1
PRODUCTION
PRODUCTS
M32A1
MGL-AV140
MGL-AV105
AEROSPACE ASSEMBLIES
VLTOR WEAPON SYSTEMS
Milkor USA, Inc. (MUSA)
When Abrams Airborne first saw the
Multiple Grenade Launcher, we
immediately recognized its potential
as a force multiplier on todays
battlefield.
Abrams Airborne acquired the MGL
and began product redesign,
improvements and manufacturing
within the Unites States.
The new product was submitted and
officially adopted by the USMC as the
M32 Grenade Launcher.
When AAMI first saw MUSAs Multi-
Shot Grenade Launcher (MSGL),
AAMI immediately recognized its
potential as a force multiplier on
todays battlefield.
MUSA acquired the MSGL Intellectual
Property (IP) and partnered with
AAMI to began product redesign,
improvements and manufacturing
within the Unites States.
The new product was submitted and
officially adopted by the USMC as the
M32A1 Multi-Shot Grenade Launcher.
Milkor USA, Inc. (MUSA)
The battle proven design provides a weapon system that enables the
grenadier to deliver not only conventional type rounds on target, but
also to fully utilize revolutionary ammunition with less than lethal,
reconnaissance, surveillance and specialized lethal rounds..
M32A1 40MM MULTI-SHOT GRENADE LAUNCHER

COMPACT IN ALL DIMENSIONS
DESIGNED FOR DESERT-, JUNGLE- AND URBAN WARFARE
PINPOINT ACCURACY 150M EFFECTIVE RANGE 375M WITH
STANDARD LOW VELOCITY (LV) GRENADES.

CURRENTLY QUALIFIED
WITH THE NEW MEDIUM
VELOCITY (MV) GRENADES
40 X 51MM WITH
PINPOINT ACCURACY
AND EFFECTIVE RANGE OF
800M

MGL-AV140
40MM MULTI-SHOT GRENADE LAUNCHER

THE SAME CARACTRISTICS AND DEPLOYMENT OPTIONS AS THE M32A1
OPTIONAL BARREL LENGTHS 203mm OR 304mm
THE MGL-AV140 HAS AN OPTIMIZED INDEX MECHANISM TO FUNCTION WITH THE
DIFFERENT PRESSURES RANGING FROM LESS-LETHAL/LOW PRESSURES TO MEDIUM
VELOCITY ROUNDS
CURRENTLY QUALIFIED WITH THE NEW MEDIUM VELOCITY (MV) GRENADES
40 X 51MM WITH PINPOINT ACCURACY AND EFFECTIVE RANGE OF 800M

Mini Red Dot Sight (MRDS)



The MRDS is a lightweight, ruggedized reflex sight that mounts to many
existing optics as well as MIL-STD 1913 Picatinny mounts
Aiming Dot: 3.5 MOA or 7.0 MOA
Exceeds military durability specifications
Waterproofed to 66 feet for 2 hours
Compensates for the natural drift of the 40mm grenade
Range 0 375m (LV) and 0 800m (MV)
Elevation adjusts in 25m (LV) and 50m (MV)





WHY A GRENADE LAUNCHER?
To exploit and extrapolate the
advantages of a conventional
hand grenade, as a force
multiplier.
An age old desire of forces to
haul the grenade further than
capable by hand.
Increasing the range and
accuracy of a miniature hand
bomb, with the largest
explosive payload available in a
shoulder fired weapon to the
worlds warfighters.
Maintain accurate and sustained
firepower.



WHY 40MM SYSTEM?






Most effective caliber to combine weight ratio of the projectile and distance
attained with LV ammunition, soon to add MV capability for even greater
lethality and capability
Allows unrestricted shoulder firing for both LV and MV
Increased firepower (6 grenades in 3 seconds)
Proven in all types of terrain since the early 1960s
Low velocity ammunition is readily available all over the world, and with MV
munitions currently in full production, 40mm is capable to meet all the
challenges that the modern war fighter may encounter
Ability to load various types of ammunition in the same weapon, even at the
same time to allow the warfighter to select (manually) what munitions to
deliver to the target based on situational needs

INCREASED EFFECTIVE RANGE OF THE
MGL-AV140 and M32A1 WITH MV
AMMUNITION





MGL-AV105
with LV Ammunition
2 Inch / 51mm
Mortar
MGL- AV140 and
M32A1 with MV
Ammunition
MGL-AV105
MGL-AV140
& M32A1
2 Inch / 51mm
Hand Grenade
375m
30m
525m
800m
LETHAL AREA (LV)

Radius LV = 5m
TYPICAL DEPLOYMENT OF THE MGL-AV140 and
MGL-AV105 DURING A SECTION ATTACK
2
nd
MGL-AV105 Dedicated MGL-AV140
Rifleman







Section Commander
OWN FORCES
60 Meters
20 Meters
MG
Enemy Forces


EASY TO MAINTAIN











Operators Maintenance
- No stripping
- Barrel cleaning only
- Brush off dust / sand



Base Maintenance
(Armourers)
- Special tools and gauges
- Replacement of parts
only


LOW LIFE-CYCLE COST








Life-Cycle

Barrel life time - 15,000 rounds

Limited replacement of major components:

Barrel

Receiver

Cylinder

Rear housing

Sight



AMMUNITION





40mm Low Velocity (LV)
(40 x 46mm)






Lethal Ammunition
- High Explosive (HE)
- High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP)
- Red Phosphorous (RP)

Less-Lethal Ammunition
- Baton Round
- CS Round
- Beehive Round

Training and Signal Ammunition
- Practice
- Practice Tracer
- Target Indicating
- Signal and Illumination



40mm MEDIUM VELOCITY (MV)
Ammunition (40 x 51mm)





DEVELOPED FOR USE WITH THE MGL-AV140 AND M32A1 WEAPONS.

UNIQUE LOW PRESSURE PROPULSION SYSTEM

PROJECTILE MASS 200g WITH A MUZZLE VELOCITY 120M/S

DESIGN ENSURES COMPLIANCE WITH TOP 3-2-504 (Safety Evaluation
of Hand and Shoulder Weapons) LESS THAN 60 JOULES

HEDP QUALIFICATION COMPLETED - qualification of HE, RED PHOS
and PRACTICE IN PROCESS


RANGE COMPARISON LV / M
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100
150
200
250
0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900
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Range [m]
LV
MV
DISPERSION COMPARISON LV/ MV
-1.0
-0.5
0.0
0.5
1.0
-1.0 -0.5 0.0 0.5 1.0
-2.5
-1.5
-0.5
0.5
1.5
2.5
-2.5 -0.5 1.5
-4
-3
-2
-1
0
1
2
3
4
-4 -2 0 2 4
100 m (Target = 2,0m x 2,0m)
200 m (Target = 5m x 5m)
300 m (Target = 8m x 8m)
- LV
- MV
40mm MEDIUM VELOCITY
(MV) Ammunition
(40 x 51mm)
HE, HEDP
Practice, Practice Tracer
Red Phosphorus, Target Marker
Coloured Smoke



FLEXIBILITY OF THE MEDIUM VELOCITY SYSTEM





Different types of lethal and less-lethal ammunition can be fired from one
weapon
Low Velocity (LV) and Medium Velocity (MV) rounds can be fired from one
weapon
One weapon can be used to provide direct and indirect fire support
One weapon can be used to provide lethal fire, battlefield illumination and
battlefield signals tactically employed it is a proven game changer



Easy to operate under all
operational conditions in any
type of terrain and under
extreme environmental
conditions.




APPLICABILITY FOR THE MODERN INFANTRY
SOLDIER







Low noise when firing
Increased pinpoint accuracy with a high first hit probability
High rate of sustained fire
Extreme flexibility in mission application
Individual soldier can carry an increased first line of ammunition
compared to the patrol mortar
Same weapon can deliver direct and indirect fire as opposed to
other support weapons
Easy to operate from confined spaces
Tested and fit for use in all environmental conditions




APPLICATION IN POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
OPERATIONS LESS LETHAL
Situations where use of deadly force is unwanted or unwarranted
Crowd dispersions
Mobile-, mounted- and foot operations
Routing of individuals and crowds
Breaking contact and enforcing a buffer zone (stand-off distance) with a
violent crowd
During rescue or street clearing operations

APPLICATION IN ANTI-DRUG & PIRACY AT
SEA OPERATIONS


ABRAMS AIRBOURNE
MANUFACTURING.INC (AAMI)







AAMI OFFERS A BATTLE PROVEN 40MM MGL
SYSTEM TO THE MODERN SOLDIER
Abrams Airborne Manufacturing, Inc.
3735 N. Romero Road, Tucson,
Arizona 85705

Charl Saayman
Tel: + 27 82 885 3682
Mail: charl@nacc.co.za

Johan Kay
Tel + 27 83 630 0090
Mail: jkay@nacc.co.za