New 7.62 machine guns for the Army’s Special Operations Command

Army Logistics Support Command’s Economic Headquarters has launched a tender to purchase medium-sized machine guns (AMM) with a caliber of 7.62 x 51 mm. and telescopic sights for the machine guns.

Since this is still a tender and tender documents are not available, the purchase relates to a reduced number of 7.62 x 51 mm machine guns. and uses for these machine guns, both split into two different lots of 789,779.04 and 79,182 euros (including taxes). The fact that this is a small batch (about 50 machine guns) and that it directly encompasses scope suggests that this is a limited acquisition that could be destined for the Special Operations Command (MOE).

Last year we reported on the army’s plans to equip the Special Operations Command with new individual equipment, including MG5 machine guns from the German company Heckler & Koch. Also called HK121, it is a further development of the German company from the 5.56×45 mm MG4. Since both machine guns are used in the army, they share many parts and mechanisms, which makes logistics easier. The manufacturer presents the MG5 as the successor to the experienced MG3, so that it can be used in the carriers provided for it. It is available in versions adapted for integration in turrets or with different cannon lengths depending on the application. (Jos M Navarro Garca)

Photo: MG5 machine gun (Heckler & Koch)

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