Light Machine Gun (LMG)

Light Machine Gun

Developed from the Minimi Light Machine Gun following experience in Iraq and Afghanistan, the LMG is a belt-fed suppression weapon.

Light Machine Gun

It provides the section commander with the capability to impose sustained suppressive fire onto 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 5.56 mm
Weight 7.1 kg (8.5 kg with 100 rounds)
Length 914 mm
Feed 100-round disintegrating belt
Effective range 800 m
Cyclic rate of fire 700 to 1,000 rounds per minute
Muzzle velocity 875 m/s

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