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A new grenade launcher is now in testing before it heads to Marine units next fiscal year. The M320A1 can be employed as a standalone weapon or can be mounted on another weapon such as the M27 infantry automatic rifle, according to a recent release. It will replace the current M203 grenade launcher. In early March, Marine Corps Ground Combat Elements Systems worked with maintenance Marines and logisticians to assess provisioning, sustainment and training requirements for the new system. The analysis included an assessment of when components will need to be repaired or replaced. Then came a job training analysis, to provide troops with the training they need to use the new grenade launcher. Marines in the fleet will get their hands on the new weapon in fiscal 2020. Read more at Marines.mil.