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Norway orders M2A2N machine guns and more HK416N rifles

16 January 2019

Norway was the first country to adopt the 5.56 mm HK416 as a standard assault rifle, ordering 8,200 in 2007 and another 11,000 on 22 November 2018. (Norwegian Armed Forces)Norway was the first country to adopt the 5.56 mm HK416 as a standard assault rifle, ordering 8,200 in 2007 and another 11,000 on 22 November 2018. (Norwegian Armed Forces)US Ordnance has been selected to supply 1,300 M2A2N heavy machine guns (HMGs) with quick change barrels, Forsvarsmateriell, the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency, announced on 10 January.

The seven-year framework agreement includes spare parts, tools, and other materiel to replace Norway's current Browning M2 QCBs.

The weapon uses 12.7×99 mm Nammo ammunition and will be used in Vinghøg NM152 soft mounts and Kongsberg Protector Nordic and Sea Protector remote weapons stations.

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