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Light machine gun (LMG)

Developed from the Minimi Light Machine Gun following experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, the LMG is a belt-fed suppression weapon. It provides the section commander with the capability to impose sustained suppressive fire on to an objective out to 300m and increases the overall firepower available to the section commander.

The LMG complements the Light Support Weapon and enhances the effectiveness of all section weapons across the spectrum of infantry operations.
Calibre: 5.56mm
Weight: 7.1kg (8.5kg with 100 rounds)
Length: 914mm
Feed: 100-round disintegrating belt
Effective range: 800m
Cyclic rate of fire: 700 to 1000 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity: 875m/s
Manufacturer FN Herstal