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New machine gun for Canadian forces

28th January 2020 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


The Canadian Department of National Defence has announced that it will purchase the C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) from Colt Canada.

The purchase of 3,626 C6A1s will replace the current C6 machine gun which has been in service for more than 30 years and is reaching the end of its service life.

The system will be acquired under a $96.97 million contract, which includes related equipment such as a cleaning and repair kit, spare parts and sling to carry the weapon.

The acquisition supplements the 1,148 machine guns that were acquired in 2017, which feature a durable polymer butt stock instead of the current wooden style. The weapons allow soldiers to attach pointing devices and optical sighting systems to help increase operational and tactical effectiveness.

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