Weight: 5.3 kg

Length: 970 mm

Barrel length: 400mm

Cartridge: 5.56x45mm

Action: Roller-delayed blowback

Rate of fire: 950 rounds/min

Muzzle velocity: 875 m/s

Effective firing range: 300—1,000 m sight adjustments

Maximum firing range: 1,650 m

Feed system: 100 or 200-round belt (plastic container can be clipped to the side)

Sights: Rear aperture sight and front post

One of the newer weapons in service is the MG-M1981, a sturdy and old weapon, but still more then capable of providing heavy fire support. The MG-M1981 was phased out in 2018, being replaced by the Machine Gun, Light, Model 2009.

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