Land Forces 24 728x90 WEB 240202 01The FN EVOLYS ultralight machine gun has been given some modified features based on feedback from in-depth testing by potential customers during their own evaluation.

FN Herstal recently unveiled this new member of its illustrious family of machine guns. It joins the FN M2HB-QCB .50 (12.7x99mm NATO) calibre heavy machine gun, the FN MAG 7.62 NATO calibre medium/general purpose machine gun, and the FN MINIMI 5.56 and 7.62mm NATO calibre light machine guns. Standardised by dozens of armed forces including many NATO members and allies, they have totally dominated the NATO calibre machine gun market for decades.

The FN EVOLYS, chambered in 5.56x45mm or 7.62x51mm calibre, is for mobile infantry or SF units, designed to bridge the gap between the rifle and the light machine gun. It has been undergoing trials with several armed forces, who appreciated its greatly reduced weight, ease of handling, long one-piece top rail allowing in-line mounting of optics, its reliability, and above all the intensive firepower of a belt-fed weapon. Feedback identified two features that users suggested should be modified – and FN Herstal has incorporated them.

These include an M4 type buttstock with ergonomics familiar to many users, with adjustable length of pull (six positions) and interchangeable cheek rest (two heights) and the optional bipod has been given stronger aluminium legs and a reinforced attachment interface providing a more stable and robust support.


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