FN Herstal has declared its new Multi Weapon Mount (MWM) has been fully MIL-STD certified and is ready for service.
The FN MWM was developed, tested and qualified in a collaborative project between FN Herstal and FNH UK.
It includes a hydraulic buffer system that ensures optimal weapon performance in all conditions and at all firing angles, while minimizing the effects of recoil on the platform and to the user.
The weapon mount is fully mechanical, so it is not dependent on electrical power from the carrier. Its range of options includes weapon specific adaptors, ballistic protection, links and cases collector and a shoulder bar.
The FN MWM is for ground and naval platforms. The weapon interface can be adapted in minutes to take different calibre weapons:
- 12.7x99mm NATO (.50 Cal) heavy machine guns (FN M2HB-QCB)
- 7.62x51mm NATO medium machine guns (FN MAG 58M/infantry, FN M240 D, H and L)
- 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (MK19 AGL).
The weapon mount is qualified for use on wheeled or tracked vehicles, and the naval variant – FN Sea MWM – has been tested and qualified for use in extreme maritime environments.
The company claims to guarantee trouble-free integration (standard or customer specific platform connections) and fully reliable operation with FN Herstal’s renowned range of machine guns.
The FN MWM joins a wide range of products in FN Herstal’s Air, Land and Sea Weapon Systems catalogue. The product will be shown for the first time at DSEI 2023.