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FN Herstal announces two new weapon mounts

15th February 2021 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

FN M3M and FN Light MWM are designed to mount a range of FN Herstal machine guns.

FN Herstal has launched two new weapon mounts for naval and land applications.

The Belgium-based company on 15 February unveiled the FN M3M WM as a ‘dedicated mount for operating the .50 cal FN M3M machine gun’.

Designed around the characteristics of the FN M3M, including its 1,000rpm rate of fire, the mount ‘provides exceptional accuracy on target and is the only qualified weapon mount for use with the exclusive .50 cal FN M3M/GAU-21 machine gun’.

Meanwhile, the new FN Light MWM (pictured) is a lightweight (8.5kg) multi-weapon mount for any configuration of FN Herstal 5.56mm and 7.62mm machine gun (such as the Minimi).

The FN Light MWM provides the operator with fully mechanical operation; NATO G3 cone interface as standard; a buffered system to reduce recoil; and the ability to change weapon configuration ‘in minutes’, FN Herstal claimed.

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