Norwegian Armed Forces to Receive New Light Machine Gun

10 February 2011 (Last Updated February 10th, 2011 18:30)

The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has awarded a contract to FN Herstal to supply its new light machine gun, FN Minimi 5.56, for the Norwegian armed forces. Under the contract, FN Herstal will manufacture and deliver 1,900 Minimi 5.56 machine guns along with spare parts a

The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) has awarded a contract to FN Herstal to supply its new light machine gun, FN Minimi 5.56, for the Norwegian armed forces.

Under the contract, FN Herstal will manufacture and deliver 1,900 Minimi 5.56 machine guns along with spare parts and accessories.

The contract also includes optional quantities and additional services to be provided by the company over a period of 15 years.

The Minimi 5.56 is the newest addition in line with the FN MAG medium machine gun and the FN M2HB-QCB heavy machine gun, which is already in use with the Norwegian Army.

Deliveries to NDLO will take place up to the end of 2012.