The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) plan to deploy a new grenade launcher, called Makelron and Maklar Ra’am, by 2011.

The 47kg launcher has greater precision than previous launchers and is being tested by three IDF units: SICPSC and elite units Egoz and Sayeret Matkal.

The new launcher will replace the existing grenade launcher, first in elite units and later in the rest of the army.

A special night vision system for the launcher is also being built.