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Norwegian Defense Ministry is looking for new large-caliber machine guns

The Norwegian agency of military equipment announced its intention to purchase up to 1300 large-caliber machine guns, along with spare parts and tools, reports MIC with reference to DefenseNews.

According to the agency, approximately 1100 samples from previous series should be replaced.

The Norwegian Ministry of Defense set the following requirements for a new arms: The machine gun “should have a quick barrel replacement system and shoot with the standard NATO large-caliber Nammo 12,7x99 millimeter cartridge.”

According to the information, it is planned to equip Vinghog NM152 mortar complexes with novelties.

FN Herstal / FNH UK, US Ordnance and General Dynamics Ordnance & Tactical Systems are considered the most likely candidates for the tender and the supply of weapons.

Recall that in 2011, Norway purchased FN MINIMI 1900 mm machine guns from the Belgian company FN Herstal 5,56.
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  1. oldseaman1957
    oldseaman1957 20 February 2018 13: 47
    They have a lot of money. They’ll buy what’s better. Kord is like that. But the Norwegians are unlikely to receive it. They are only “Maxims”!
    1. siberalt
      siberalt 20 February 2018 14: 53
      But how will Norwegian asthmatics shoot from them? It will be smoky, however.belay
      1. Shurik70
        Shurik70 20 February 2018 15: 17
        Norwegian Army: 14700 people, of which 8700 draftees, more than 500 pieces of equipment (tanks and armored personnel carriers), 184 towed and self-propelled howitzersАрмия_Норвегии
  2. LPD17
    LPD17 20 February 2018 13: 47
    DShKm let them take and not show off)))
    1. novel66
      novel66 20 February 2018 13: 51
      and generally speaking. Why are these maniacs machine guns ?. you have to live peacefully!
    2. san4es
      san4es 20 February 2018 14: 27
      Quote: LPD17
      DShKm let them take)))

      ... Under the NATO cartridge will not go
      and shoot the standard NATO large-caliber cartridge Nammo 12,7x99

      ... DShK - 12,7 x 108
      ... have to supply ammunition
      1. AntiFREEZ
        AntiFREEZ 20 February 2018 15: 13
        Quote: san4es
        ... DShK - 12,7 x 108

        And why our manufacturers do not want (can not) produce our machine guns and the NATO caliber? The same "Cord" for example. After all, one could bite off a considerable piece of military contracts.
        1. san4es
          san4es 20 February 2018 15: 23
          ... They can, but it’s unprofitable (for state-owned companies), and small firms cannot overpower so much. Yes, and mass production at NATO suppliers has long been established - the market is busy fellow

  3. Altona
    Altona 20 February 2018 13: 49
    But the Swiss do not already have machine-gun systems? Or is it expensive?
    KVU-NSVD 20 February 2018 13: 54
    Somewhere they flickered with their sticks instead of machine guns smile Still decided that this does not meet the conditions of modern war? laughing
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 21 February 2018 00: 18
      It was a Bundeswehr wunderwaffe!
  5. MoJloT
    MoJloT 20 February 2018 13: 59
    They’ll grab it tomorrow!
    HEATHER 20 February 2018 14: 39
    With whom is Norway going to fight? With us, or what? A quiet, calm country. Well, I won’t wish you good luck, but it’s a pity the brains are curtailed.
  7. Lexus
    Lexus 20 February 2018 15: 12
    As they say, with all the wealth of choice, there is no other alternative. The promising project of the Belgian 15,5 mm Fabrique Nationale (FN) BRG-15 was not implemented, and Singapore's CIS .50 MG was produced in a small series and did not become a replacement for the Browning M2. If only the country of origin thereof (Belgium / USA) to choose. wink