FN grabs $13 million SOCOM machine gun contract (PHOTOS)
South Carolina-based FN America last week was awarded a Pentagon contract to provide MK46 and M48 machine guns to the nation’s special operations command.
The $13.45-million firm-fixed-price award includes the production of both the 5.56x45mm MK46 and 7.62x51mm MK48 light machine guns as well as spare parts and engineering services in support of U.S. Special Operations Command.
According to the Department of Defense, work for the award will be performed primarily at FN’s factory in Columbia, South Carolina while Herstal, Belgium will conduct about 15 percent of the work. The award is expected to be completed by August 2023 with deliveries made to the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, Indiana.
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