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Thursday, June 17, 2021

New FN MK48 machine gun could address SOCOM’s desire for 6.5 mm round and assault machine gun | Military Times

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FN America says its new version of the MK48 may address SOCOM’s desire for an assault machine gun and new caliber round.

The military small arms manufacturer on Tuesday unveiled a new prototype of its MK48 machine gun, which is now chambered for the 6.5 mm Creedmoor round, at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference in Tampa, Florida.

SOCOM has been interested in the 6.5 mm round for several years. Experts say has the potential to lighten loads, increase accuracy, reduce recoil and increase range.

The new MK48 also comes with new enhancements like a new saddle for mounting lasers and lights, a new grip, lock charging handle, adjustable stock, improved bi-pod and better feed tray, according to Aloysius Donovan, the director of individual weapons military operations for FN America.

 

Source: New FN MK48 machine gun could address SOCOM’s desire for 6.5 mm round and assault machine gun | Military Times

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