L123A3 and L29A1
Underslung Grenade Launcher (L123A3) and Sharpshooter Rifle (L29A1).
The L123A3, Heckler & Koch AG-36 40mm is the current Underslung Grenade Launcher (UGL). It is fitted to the L85A2 and 1 is allocated to every RAF Regiment 4-man Fire Team.
The UGL fires a variety of ammunition natures (smoke, penetration and fragmentation) out to 350m. As an Urgent Operational Requirement for operations in Afghanistan, the L29A1 (Sharpshooter rifle) was chosen as the solution to improve an 8-man sections ability to accurately neutralise targets at extended ranges.
The L29A1 is the Lewis Machine Tools LM07. The rifle has a 16” floating barrel and includes a telescoping stock, folding downgrip, a Harris bipod, a single point sling and 8 x 20 round polymer magazines. It utilises the ACOG 6 x 48 daysight together with a Close Quarter Battle (CQB) sight. For night operations the Magnum Universal Night Sight (MUNS) Image Intensifier (II) is used.
A bayonet adaptor accommodates the standard L85A2 bayonet for close-quarter fighting.