Canada plans to buy 1,148 new 7.62 mm C6A1 FLEX General Purpose Machine Guns (GPMGs) from Colt Canada under a CAD32.1 million (USD25.7 million) deal including related spares and accessories, Minister of National Defence Harjit Sajjan announced on 26 July.
Colt Canada will begin deliveries of the GPMG in September 2018 and will complete the order in June 2019. The Canadian Army’s current C6 GPMG has been in service for more than 30 years and a number have been removed from active service.
The C6A1 will feature improvements such as a polymer butt and the capacity to attach pointing and sighting devices.
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