|In service:||2054 - present|
|Produced:||2054 - present|
|Effective firing range:||250 m|
The RPG-17 is a 65mm smart rocket launcher capable of firing multiple types of ammunition and acting as an anti-armour and anti-air platform. It is a three-part weapon capable of being disassembled for portability and is able to fire a variety of different rounds for different missions.
The RPG-17 is cheap and is found in the hands of many criminal organisations as well as UN-affiliated militias around the world, and is an important weapon for both sides of the War on Crime and Terror.
The sighting unit includes a scope, laser rangefinder and targeting computer.
provides scopes that provide visibility in night and low light conditions.
Disassembles into three parts (front, rear and sighting unit) for portability.
The RPG-17 fires smart rounds that can be programmed to lock onto heat signatures or to be laser-guided. The rounds can also be programmed to fly on three different trajectories for different targets, direct impact, top attack for use against heavy armour and airburst for anti-personnel and soft target attacks.
Many types of rounds are available, but the most common is a basic 100mm High Explosive Dual-Purpose round. A thermobaric round for use against soft targets also exists, as well as a tandem-charge round with a 110mm main warhead to defeat older types of reactive armour. Other types of rounds such as flak rounds also exist.