Milkor (Pty) Ltd

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Milkor (Pty) Ltd
Proprietary company
Industry Firearms
Founded 1981; 36 years ago (1981)
Founder Andries C. Piek
Headquarters Hennopspark, Centurion, City of Tshwane, Gauteng, South Africa
Area served
worldwide
Key people
Andries C. Piek (Chairman)
Products Grenade launchers, Accessories
Website milkor.com

Milkor (Pty) Ltd is a privately owned South African company established in 1980. The company is best known for the range of Milkor MGLs 40mm (multiple grenade launcher), used in more than 50 countries.[1]

Milkor also has an array of 40mm products catering to the less-lethal market, for infantry and for special forces applications.

Products[edit]

The company's product line-up includes:

The company used to manufacture a submachine gun, the Milkor 9mm BXP.[5]

Product copies[edit]

The US M32 multi-shot grenade launcher, which is in official use by US Marine Corps, is based on the original Milkor MGL-140 design, but with various minor modifications by Milkor USA, which is an entirely different business entity from the original Milkor (Pty) Ltd, based in South Africa.[6][7] Other copies and clones of the original Milkor MGL weapon are manufactured in Bulgaria by Arsenal Inc as Arsenal MSGL, in Croatia by Madlerd Ltd. (previously IM Metallic d.o.o.) as RBG-6,[8] and in South Africa by Rippel Effect (formerly Milkor Marketing).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "There is no substitute for the original". MILKOR. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Milkor showcasing new products". DefenceWeb. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Milkor (Pty) Ltd". www.worldsecurity-index.com. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Modern Firearms - Milkor MGL". World.guns.ru. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Milkor BXP South African SMG [Submachine Gun]". Kitsune.addr.com. Retrieved 11 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Company Profile". MILKOR. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "Modern Firearms - Milkor MGL". World.guns.ru. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  8. ^ "Weapon". Weaponsystems.net. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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