OCIW Alive and Well in Korea?

The US Army abandoned this concept, but it seems the Koreans are prepared to deploy it. I can see the usefulness of an airburst grenade, but I don’t see why this should be general issue. In the US Army, my understanding is that only one member of a four man fireteam is typically equipped with a grenade launcher attached to his M4. It’ll be interesting to see how the Koreans do with this in Afghanistan, but that doesn’t look like something you’d enjoy carrying over that terrain.

3 Responses to “OCIW Alive and Well in Korea?”

  1. Ed says:

    Dude, don’t mess with the ROKs. Just ask the North Vietnamese about their experience trying to fight the Koreans in the 60s. Hopefully, the jihadists will try to start a tussle with the ROK troops. It won’t end well for them.

    Not to nitpick, but it’s OICW, or Objective Individual Combat Weapon.

  2. It’s not the same as the OICW. Among other things the Korean grenade launcher is bolt action instead of semi-auto.

  3. Sebastian says:

    Sorry, mild dyslexia :)