FN Keeps Raking in that Sweet, Sweet, Machine Gun Money
FN had several advanced models on display at last month’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
Including an MK48, or Maximi, which blends the M249 SAW/Minimi program with a 7.62 NATO caliber.
FN also had one of its new Evolys platforms on display, which offers either a 12-pound belt-fed machine gun in 5.56 NATO or a 14-pound model in 7.62 NATO.
It seems to be good money if you can get it. Speaking of which, the U.S. Army Contracting Command just awarded FN another $50 million contract for M240 Lima models.
Of note, the company set up its U.S. franchise in 1981 specifically to make M240s for Uncle Sam, and the line is still going strong 40 years later.