Designed for weapons ranging from the .50 M2HB up to 40mm MK19 Automatic Grenade Launcher – the new FN Herstal's Multi Weapon Mount (MWM) is now fully MIL-STD certified, and is available in both ground and naval variants.
This is what the manufacturer has to say about the MWM: “Mission success and survivability often depend on the ability to rapidly adapt to the battlefield. Be ready for anything with this modular and highly adaptable multi-weapon mount – the only weapon mount certified by FN Herstal for use with FN Herstal machine guns.”
A tested and certified multi-caliber weapon system, the FN MWM was developed, tested and qualified in a collaborative project between FN Herstal and FNH UK.
The system 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.
In detail, the weapon interface can be adapted in minutes to take different caliber 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).
More than this, the weapon mount is fully mechanical, so it is not dependent on electrical power from the carrier. It has a range of options that includes weapon specific adaptors (for FN MAG, FN M240 and MK19), ballistic protection, links and cases collector and a shoulder bar.
As mentioned, the new FN MWM is also qualified for use on wheeled or tracked vehicles, while the naval variant called FN Sea MWM has been tested and qualified for use in extreme maritime environments.
FN guarantees trouble-free integration (standard or customer specific platform connections) and fully reliable operation with FN Herstal’s range of machine guns, which are in service worldwide.
The FN MWM will be shown for the first time at Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) trade exhibition 2023 in London, from September 12 to 15, 2023.