German Army to procure dozens of M3M MK3 heavy machine guns

The weapons will be mounted on the military's NH90 helicopter fleet

Photo from the FN Herstal website

The Soldat & Technik website reports that the German Army Procurement Office awarded Belgian company FN Herstal a contract in late December to deliver 30 M3M MK3 heavy machine guns and accessories to the office by March 31. Twenty more of the 12.7 x 99 mm caliber (.50 BMG) machine guns are scheduled to be supplied by March 31, 2022. The heavy machine guns will be mounted on the German Army's fleet of NH90 helicopters.