Land Warfare

British Army to drop light machine gun

13th March 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by Alice Budge in London


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The British Army is expected to move ahead with plans to remove the Light Machine Gun (LMG) from its dismounted infantry platoons.

While the decision is awaiting ratification, a review into use of the belt-fed 5.56mm FN Herstal Minimi found that the weapon was ‘ineffective’ and ‘burdensome’, according to ...

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