KBP Instrument Design Bureau - AGS-30

AGS-30

30mm AUTOMATIC GRENADE LAUNCHING SYSTEM

The AGS-30 automatic grenade launcher system is intended for fire support of land forces, airborne units and special forces.
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  • Basic Specifications

Round .................................. 30mm VOG-17M, VOG-30,
GPD-30 and their modifications
Sighting range
using rounds
VOG-17M, VOG-30 ......... up to 1700
GPD-30 ............................ up to 2100
Sight ..................................... optical, iron,
radar (hand radar)
Details...
  • Specifications

Round ................................................. 30mm VOG-17M, VOG-30,
GPD-30 and their modifications
Sighting range
using rounds
VOG-17M, VOG-30 ........................ up to 1700
GPD-30 ........................................... up to 2100
Sight .................................................... optical, iron,
radar (hand radar)
Apparent magnification
of optical sight ...................................

x2.7 or x3.5
Fire mode ........................................... automatic
Rate of fire .......................................... 400 rpm
Ammunition box
capacity ...............................................

30 rds
Weight:
AGS-30 w/o sight
and receiver .....................................

16.5 kg
AG-30M ............................................. 17.0 kg
Dimensions of AGS-30 .................... 1165х735х490 mm
Main sighting device for both mount-based and turret-based variants of the system is a panoramic optical sight
  • Optical sight

, supplementary one is a mechanical sight. The system features a day-night sight.
  • Day-night sight

In order to ensure firing at targets with no direct vision and to control the battlefield a radar is used.
  • Radar

  • Simple design

Blow-back operation. A lightweight tripod is rigid when firing from any ground type or unprepared.

  • Long-range fire, high lethality

The AGS-30 can fire any 30mm grenade rounds: belt-fed GPD-30, VOG-30, VOG-17M. The GPD-30 round was developed by KBP exactly for the AGS-30 and is mass-produced. It enabled to enhance maximum range of fire up to 2100m, also features a significantly larger area of personnel destruction.
  • GPD-30. 30mm round with a HEF grenade of enhanced lethality

The GPD-30 round is designed to engage exposed and covered manpower, situated in trenches, slopes and ground folds, protected or unprotected, and soft-skinned combat vehicles. The round features the instant-action leading fuse that ensures reliable detonation of the grenade when hitting various obstacles including snow and water ones.

  • Extremely light weight with the mount

The second-generation AGS-30 grenade launcher system with an extremely light weight of 16.5 kg is a mobile and powerful weapon for destroying point and group targets by fragmentation rounds. For the first time the grenade launcher with the mount can be transported,
  • Transportation

Ready for transportation Combat readiness
by one crewman. Light weight, small size, original design of the tripod provide high system mobility, concealment and rapid change of fire position, and unprepared firing.
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