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French Army orders 10,881 MAG machine guns from FN Herstal..

| 2011
Defense Industry News - FN Herstal

Sunday , January 16, 2011, 6:30 PM

French Army orders 10,881 MAG machine guns from FN Herstal.
Belgian company FN Herstal has signed a contract for 100 million euros with the French Army to provide 10,881 MAG machine guns over 8 years, reports the newspaper La Meuse

"Three companies were selected, including HK France. This is the first time that the FN MAG machine gun is ordered by France, while it is already used by more than 80 countries around the world" said the spokesperson of the firm, Robert Savage. The first 500 units will be available starting this year. The rest of the order spread over the next seven years.

The FN MAG is a Belgian 7.62 mm general purpose machine gun, designed in the early 1950s at Fabrique Nationale (FN) by Ernest Vervier. It has been used by more than 80 countries, and it has been made under licence in countries such as Argentina, Egypt, India, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States. With 200,000 units delivered so far and over 80 countries around the globe adopting it, the MAG™ medium machine gun is definitely a worldwide standard known under various designations: MAG58, GPMG, L7A1 and M240. The FN Mag or M240 (American designation) was adopted by the U.S. Military following a worldwide competition in search of a reliable 7.62x51mm NATO machine gun. With pistol grip, carry handle and fixed buttstock, the M240 B is today’s "go-to" medium machine gun for all branches of the U.S. Armed Services.

Optionally, you can put the machine gun on a tripod folding. The range of the MAG with bipod is 800 m effective, and 1,500 m with tripod which increase shooting accuracy.

The MAG will replace ANF1 in the French Army.

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