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AAD 2016: Denel aims to lighten the load

15th September 2016 - 15:27 GMT | by Tim Fish in Pretoria

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Denel Land Systems has launched a new light weight General Purpose Machine Gun that aims to revolutionise infantry weapons.

The DMG-5 weighs just 8.4kg, which is 2kg less than the company’s existing SS77 GPMG. The DMG-5 CX is a coaxial mount machine gun for vehicles, which weighs about 9.8kg, also a significant reduction.

Stephan Burger, CEO at Denel Land Systems, said that innovation in machine guns is difficult and they have not changed a great deal since World War 2. But the main capabilities lie in improved sights, hitting capability, range and mass. It is the latter two the company

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Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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