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Germany to procure MG4 A3 from 2021

19th June 2020 - 15:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


Amid continued efforts to improve the lethality of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr recently released images of paratroopers from Zweibrücken training with the new 5.56x45mm MG4 A3 light machine gun in early May.

A spokesperson for the German MoD confirmed to Shephard that there is no fixed contract yet to procure these weapons from Heckler & Koch (H&K), although the acquisition is planned for 2021-2022.

The procurement will include 623 MG4 A3 with a supplemental kit and 272 modified kits for use of the weapon in training simulation systems.

‘The MG4A3 will, in some cases, replace the old MG3

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a North America editor at Shephard Media. She joined the company …

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