New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the Netherlands 31706151

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New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the Netherlands
On June 12, Dutch Minister of Defence signed a contract with Belgian company FN (Fabrique Nationale) Herstal for the delivery of 2050 FN Mag 7,62 mm machine guns and 840 M2-QCB 12.7 mm heavy machine guns. Those weapons are supposed to replace the weapons currently in service in Dutch Army.
     
New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the NetherlandsFN Herstal FN Mag 7.62 mm machine gun
     

The new weapons are technically equivalent to the current MAG 7.62 mm and M2 12.7 mm. However, a number of elements has been improved. For example, the MAG has a new butt and both the MAG as the M2 are provided with a rail . This makes the placing of viewers easier. For this, the MAG is provided with a so-called NATO - standard rail. The M2 has a special bracket with the same standard rail.

Along with the weapons are also bought new day/night vision systems. The MAG receives a special pedestal with a reflex sight and a telescopic sight to increase accuracy. In addition, the placement of the night vision system is enhanced for a more comfortable shooting position .
     
New FN Herstal FN Mag and FN M2-QCB Machine Guns for the NetherlandsM2-QCB 12.7 mm heavy machine gun are already in service in Dutch Army
     

The M2 - QCB (quick change barrel) is provided with a reflex sight with which the first burst is more accurate. The M2 will also get a thermal imager to detect targets at greater distances.

The new MAG and M2 will be provided between the beginning of the next year and mid-2018 , simultaneously with the optical sights. The maintenance of the weapons remain with the Navy small-caliber workshop in Den Helder. Also included in the contract is the purchase of spare parts and a training for maintenance personnel.
 

 

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