Raytheon Company has just extended the rage of the 40mm grenade launcher out to 2000+ meters. The company has successfully fired 2 PIKE 40mm grenades from the standard M320 Enhanced Grenade Launcher Module (EGLM) launcher. Both rounds flew 2,300 meters impacting within the target area. The PIKE weighs less than 2 pounds and is 16.8 inches long.
The PIKE 40mm munition uses a digital semi-active laser seeker to engage both fixed and slow movers. The rocket motor ignites in 10 feet after leaving the tube. Additional Pike upgrades include the ability to fire it from platform-mounted launchers on small boats, all-terrain vehicles and small unmanned aircraft systems.