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SOCOM is getting more of these ‘Super SAWs’ | Military Times
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SOCOM is getting more of these ‘Super SAWs’ | Military Times

Commandos serving with US Special Operations Command will soon be taking delivery of two of FN America’s latest and greatest variants of its longstanding M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.

The SAW, a derivative of Fabrique Nationale’s FN Minimi light machine gun, has faithfully served American infantry units since the 1980s.

Chambered for the 5.56x45mm NATO round, it affords infantry squads the ability to law down a blistering wall of accurate suppressive fire both from mounts and while handheld.

The special operations versions of the SAW, known as the Mk 46 and Mk 48, take the proven platform of the M249 and build on it, adding capability while boosting the machine gun’s firepower to fit the needs of USSOCOM’s various teams and units.

Source: SOCOM is getting more of these ‘Super SAWs’ | Military Times