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MSPO 2019: ZMT offers UKM-2000PE machine gun to Norway

06 September 2019
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ZMT unveiled the final export version of the second generation UKM-2000PE machine gun at MSPO. Source: Remigiusz Wilk

Zakłady Mechaniczne Tarnów (ZMT) unveiled the final export version of the second generation UKM-2000PE machine gun at the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO being held in Kielce, Poland, from 3-6 September.

The company is offering the short-barrelled variant of the weapon in the ongoing tender in Norway for a new Light Weight Machine Gun (LWMG) to replace the MG3s currently in use, Jane's has learned.

The upgraded UKM-2000PE variant shown at MSPO is chambered in 7.62x51 mm with a 440 mm or 540 mm barrel. The weapon weighs 9-10 kg and is 1,070/1,156 mm long with retracted stock or 1,170-1,256 mm with extended stock.

The UKM-2000PE is offered in various configurations with different stocks, Picatinny/NATO Accessory Rail system, folding bipods, and soft and hard ammunition boxes.

ZMT also manufactures an upgraded UKM-2000C variant for tanks with an electric trigger to replace the existing MG3 machine gun on Polish Land Forces' Leopard 2A4/A5s.

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