The GL-06 grenade launcher is a stand-alone shoulder-firing non-lethal weapon intended for military and police applications. The GL-06 was developed in response to a recent request from the police force of a leading European nation which sought to obtain a non-lethal weapon for anti-riot application with the particular need for pin-point accuracy at standoff ranges (beyond 40 meters for such scenarios) when firing impact rounds. The Thun-based Brügger & Thomet (B&T or B+T) company provided its client with both a weapon and a special round, with the added benefit of compatibility with a wide array of lethal and less-lethal ammunition produced in the 40 mm low-velocity class. The GL-06 is lighter and more compact than other stand-alone weapons of the same class (such as the US M79 or German HK 69), yet it is capable of great accuracy, tactical flexibility and has good ergonomics.
The GL-06 is a dedicated stand-alone shoulder-firing weapon intended for military and police applications. A special dedicated "less lethal" version of GL-06 is produced as the LL-06. Although the LL-06 is a variation of the GL-06, the main difference is the color of the frame. Both weapons are fully capable of firing a complete range of 40mm x 46 munitions.