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LIGHTWEIGHT MEDIUM MACHINE GUN

Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG)

The next generation Lightweight Medium Machine Gun (LWMMG) gives warfighters a distinct advantage in both extended and close-in fighting. Eliminating the gap between 7.62mm and .50 caliber weapons, the LWMMG utilizes the highly efficient .338 Norma Magnum cartridge to offer unmatched accuracy and lethality while extending the battlespace out to an impressive 1,700 meters.

At 1,000 meters, the LWMMG is capable of defeating Level III body armor and incapacitating soft skinned vehicles by delivering over 1,900 foot pounds of energy to the target – more than four times the terminal effect of the 7.62mm NATO cartridge.

The LWMMG is ideally suited to provide long range lethality and standoff to U.S. forces.

The LWMMG’s portability and integration of standard optics combined with the superior ballistic coefficient of the .338 NM cartridge provide overmatch capability compared to all known portable machine guns in the world.  It weighs less than 24 pounds and features a fully collapsible stock.

The LWMMG features a quick change barrel with fixed headspace and timing as well as integrated MIL-STD-1913 rails, allowing the use of a variety of optics, lasers and accessories.

Lightweight Medium Machine Gun Technical Specifications
Caliber .338
Weight 24 pounds
Rate of fire 500 rounds per minute
Ammunition .338 Norma Magnum
Projectile 300gr Sierra HPBT, FMJ, AP
Muzzle velocity 2,650 feet per second
Barrel Length 24 inches
Max Effective Range 1,860 yards (1,700 meters)
Maximum range 6,170 yards (5,642 meters)
Mount M192 tripod, or various vehicle mounts and low recoil of the weapon affords operators of all sizes the ability to carry and deliver lethal effects.
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