Firearms manufacturer FN America to supply M240 machine guns to US Army

The contract with the Defense Department is valued at over $92 million. The M240 is the U.S. military designation for the Belgian-designed FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, 7.62×51mm NATO caliber machine guns 

Photo: Senior Airman Erin Piazza/U.S. Air Force

The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week that the FN America company was awarded a $92,104,736 firm-fixed-price contract to procure M240 Series machine gun variants and spare receivers.

The M240 is the U.S. military designation for the Belgian-designed FN MAG, a family of belt-fed, gas-operated medium machine guns that use 7.62×51mm NATO ammunition. The M240 has been in service with the U.S. Armed Forces since the late 1970s. It is used extensively by infantry, most often in rifle companies, as well as on ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft. M240 variants can be converted for use with non-disintegrating belts.

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