Netherlands Defense signs contract with FN Herstal for machine guns

Fabrique Nationale Herstal (FN Herstal) is responsible for the supply of the weapons, spare parts and tools that are used by the Netherlands Defense for the next 15 years.

Netherlands Defense signs contract with FN Herstal for small caliber weapons
FN M2 QCB heavy machine gun mounted on a Unimog JACAM of the Belgian Special Forces (Picture source: Army Recognition)

The Defense Materiel Organization signed the framework contract with FN Herstal in Belgium for the supply of M2 QCB 12.7mm heavy machine guns, MAG 7.62mm medium machine guns in various configurations, and FN Minimi 5.56mm light machine guns. Until now, weapons and spare parts have been purchased as separate orders from FN Herstal. The new agreement offers the Defense organization more guidance on the delivery times of these weapons and spare parts.

The contract also states that the supplier must handle the configuration management of the weapons, as well as the handling of orders.