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Netherlands orders small arms from FN Herstal

13 June 2019
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The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation signed a framework contract with FN Herstal in Belgium on 11 June for M2 QCB 12.7 mm, MAG 7.62 mm, and Minimi 5.56 mm machine guns, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on its website on 12 June.

The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation signed a framework contract with FN Herstal on 11 June for M2 QCB 12.7 mm, MAG 7.62 mm (pictured), and Minimi 5.56 mm machine guns. (Dutch MoD)The Dutch Defence Materiel Organisation signed a framework contract with FN Herstal on 11 June for M2 QCB 12.7 mm, MAG 7.62 mm (pictured), and Minimi 5.56 mm machine guns. (Dutch MoD)

The ministry said the Belgian company would supply it with weapons, spare parts and components, and ancillaries over the next 15 years but did not reveal figures or costs.

The Dutch MoD said the contract would give it predictability in the supply of these weapons and spare parts.

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