Here’s a video showing a French combat engagement in Mali, around February 26, in support of Operation Serval.
Okay, now I got it. It's not FAMAS with rifle grenade, but LGI. A standalone rechargable tube, launching 51mm HE grenades, 47mm flares, or practice grenade.
Good for them. They have impressed me with their ops so far. I bet those rucks are filled with red wine, cheese and surrender flags... just in case. J/K... That's some rough terrain to fight in, long areas with no cover. Once the rounds start coming in there aren't too many places to hide.
You can shoot various anti-personnel and anti-tank grenades with the FAMAS, between cc. 75 and 350 metres. There is a ring on the cannon to adjust distance, and a little plastic thing under upper rail to adjust angle. It's quite an experience shooting anti-tank grenade, when you are not holding the weapon almost vertical, buttstock on ground, but almost horizontal, buttstock squeezed to your belly.
What was he shooting at 0:45 seconds? Some sort of rifle grenade? I know their standard Assault Rifle is the Famas, but I didnt even think rifle grenades existed anymore.
That's what it looks like. Good call, thanks for the info. Definitely didnt think a modern army still used things like that.
@vmi112 Well, it's really old school, but it does have about twice the explosive payload of a regular HE 203 grenade. With those fins, I'm thinking it might be more accurate too... but there are also obvious drawbacks.
Bonus video (in French) but you get to see some of the battlefield
@vmi112 I think so.