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General Dynamics Showcases New Medium Machine Gun

General Dynamics Showcases New Medium Machine Gun - top government contractors - best government contracting eventGeneral Dynamics revealed its next-generation lightweight medium machine gun at the joint armaments conference in Seattle on May 15.

The Falls Church,-based firm said its armament and technical products unit executed the project through an independent research and development program to assemble the gun over one year.

Specification include:

  • firing rate of 500 rounds per minute
  • maximum range of 5,642 meters
  • weight of 24 pounds
  • equipped with quick-range barrel technology
  • a .338 Norma Magnum cartridge

Ground vehicles and armament systems for helicopters and littoral aircraft can have the system.

In mid-November of last year, the unit received a $6.9 million Army contract to produce approximately 600 M2 heavy-barrel machine guns.

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