FN Herstal launches latest machine gun mounts


FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapon and integrated weapon systems, launches new products in its Land & Sea portfolio. These additions will further enhance FN Herstal’s key position as a critical systems provider of land and naval solutions all over the world.
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FN Light MWM (Multi Weapon Mount) featuring FN MAG infantry (Picture source: FN Herstal)


Based on a heritage of exclusive technological innovations, and to meet the ever-evolving battlefield and mission needs, FN Herstal’s Land and Sea portfolio now includes highly modular systems designed around FN machine guns from 5.56mm NATO caliber up to .50 caliber.

Land & Sea next generation weapon systems

The FN M3M WM (Weapon Mount) is a dedicated mount for operating the .50 cal FN M3M machine gun. Designed around the FN M3M characteristics including the high rate of fire (1,100 RPM), it 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.

The FN M3M WM provides the operator with the following key benefits:
* Fully mechanical operation (no electrical power required)
* Mk16 MOD 8 type 0.50” large pintle interface as standard
* Buffered system to reduce the weapon recoil forces transmitted to the platform
* 300-round ammo box
* Two distinct firing triggers for left or right hand operation
* Large angles of operation, i.e. elevation: +60°/depression: -20°
* 3 Picatinny type rails for optics/lasers etc.
* Optional front armor shield providing ballistic protection up to STANAG Level IV
* Fully qualified weapon system to MIL-STD-810 standard

To provide the user with a mounting for a full range of light and medium machine guns, FN Herstal also proposes the new FN Light MWM (Multi Weapon Mount). This system accepts any FN Herstal 5.56 and 7.62 caliber machine guns in many configurations, i.e.
* FN MAG Infantry version/ FN MAG 58M
* FN M240 Versions D, H & L
* FN MINIMI 7.62 (Mk3 and previous versions)/FN Mk48
* FN MINIMI 5.56 (Mk3 and previous versions)/FN M249

The FN Light MWM provides the operator with the following key benefits:
* Fully mechanical operation (no electrical power required)
* NATO G3 cone interface as standard
* Buffered system to reduce the weapon recoil forces transmitted to the platform
* Ability to change weapon configuration in minutes
* Large angles of operation, i.e. elevation: +50°/depression: -60°
* Lightweight: 8.5kg
* Fully qualified weapon system to MIL-STD-810 standard

To meet the specific mission and platform needs, a full range of options is available to enhance operational performance:
* Links & case collector (250- or 500-round capacity)
* Depression angle limiter
* Ammunition pouch interface (7.62mm/5.56mm)
* Platform specific interface sleeves

In addition to these new products, FN Herstal can manage and support the integration of its weapon systems onto any land and naval platform. Combined with FN Herstal’s world renowned and unbeatable customer support, it offers the end user a fully backed-up and adaptable weapon system solution to meet the most extreme conditions across the globe. From a land and naval weapon systems perspective, FN Herstal also proposes its state-of-the-art range of deFNder remote weapon stations.


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FN M3M WM (Weapon Mount) (Picture source: FN Herstal)


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