About Us

Rippel Effect is a South African manufacturer of 40mm Grenade Launchers (40mm MGL), Sighting- and Observation Systems and other military equipment.

We have been in business since 1995 and our 40mm Grenade Launchers (40mm MGL) and Sighting- and Observation Systems are in service in 43 countries.

Rippel Effect has pioneered the concept of extended range 40mm Grenade Launchers (40mm MGL). We exhibited the first XRGL40® Extended Range 40mm MGL pre-production models at Idex in 2005. In 2008 we introduced the XRGL40® as a fully qualified extended range 40mm MGL at the Shrivenham Small Arms Symposium. Since then we have produced and sold thousands of XRGL40® launchers and it is currently in service all over the world, including in NATO countries.

In 2017 we introduced another world’s first – our new less-lethal range of multi-shot grenade launchers. The RLL37/38™ and RLL40™ are the world’s first semi-automatic grenade launchers that advance the cylinder mechanically and that also allows the operator to select rounds backwards and forwards with the launcher loaded and ready. The RLL is already in service in the USA, Canada, Brazil and South Korea.

We design, develop and manufacture our own range of sighting systems for 40mm grenade launchers, including the GR40®, the only programmable, electronic multi-velocity reflex sight for extended range 40mm MGL in the world.

We are the partner of choice for every company in the world that has developed or that is developing 40mm extended range ammunition products.

Rippel Effect’s 40mm MGLs and all other products are designed, developed and manufactured to comply with the latest relevant Military Standards and are in production and in service.

We are ISO9001:2015 certified.