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FN Herstal launches a new versatile weapon mount for land and sea platforms

Herstal, Belgium August 31, 2023 Photo(s): By FN Herstal
FN® Multi Weapon Mount fitted with an FN® M2HB-QCB

FN Herstal is pleased to announce that its new Multi Weapon Mount has been fully MIL-STD certified and is ready for service. It joins a wide range of high-performance products in FN Herstal's Air, Land and Sea Weapon Systems catalogue. The FN® MWM will be shown for the first time at DSEI 2023 in London in two weeks’ time.

Mission success and survivability often depend on the ability to rapidly adapt to the battlefield.

The FN® MWM is a new weapon mount 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).

A tested and certified multi-calibre weapon system designed by a long-proven weapon system supplier

The FN® MWM, which was developed, tested and qualified in a collaborative project between FN Herstal and FNH UK, 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. 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.

The FN® MWM is qualified for use on wheeled or tracked vehicles, the naval variant – FN® Sea MWM – has been tested and qualified for use in extreme maritime environments.

Trouble-free integration (standard or customer specific platform connections) and fully reliable operation with FN Herstal’s renowned range of machine guns, which are in service worldwide, is guaranteed with FN mounts such as the FN® MWM.

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.

Configuration specifications

  FN® M2HB-QCB FN MAG® 58 Infantry/FN MAG® 58M/FN® M240 MK19
Calibre 12.7x99mm NATO (.50 cal) 7.62x51mm NATO 40mm HV
Firing Full automatic,
485 to 635 RPM
Full automatic,
650 to 1,000 RPM
325 to 375 RPM
Integration on FN® MWM Direct fit With adaptor
With adaptor kit
Weight FN® MWM + Weapon + Ammunition Approx. 70 kg/154 lb Approx. 48 kg/105 lb Approx. 80 kg/176 lb
Ammo box capability 100 rounds 2 x 200 rounds 32 rounds
Elevation angles -20°C to +55°C
Shoulder bar Optional
Links and cases collector Optional
Ballistic protection Optional – from STANAG Level I to STANAG Level IV