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Belgian Firearms Manufacturer FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)

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Belgian Firearms Manufacturer FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)

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FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)
FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)

Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons, associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal has announced earlier the entry of a brand-new machine gun with unique features, the FN EVOLYS. The FN EVOLYS is a radically different, ultralight weapon that combines the firing capabilities of a belt-fed machine gun with ergonomics and balance similar to an assault rifle. With this new addition to FN Herstal’s product portfolio, the Company definitely intends to write a new chapter in the history of machine guns. The FN EVOLYS, with a weight between 5.5 and 6.2 kilos depending on the caliber, is much lighter than current reference machine guns. This reduced weight enables the user to move across difficult terrain quickly and to engage with a high volume of fire when needed with no difficulty.The machine gun has been developed in two calibers, 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO. Its reduced weight and excellent balance also mean that the weapon can be fired from any position. Transitioning from one firing position to another is made easy by the design of the sling attachment interface.

FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)
FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)

The FN EVOLYS ultralight machine gun fires like a machine gun, and handles like an assault rifle. The ambidextrous fire selector has a semi-auto position to engage point targets as with a rifle while the full auto position allows suppressive fire as with a machine gun. The buttstock is adjustable in length and height. Whatever his size, or the equipment he is wearing, the user can always find a comfortable shooting position. The hydraulic buffer gives a steady rate of fire and reduces recoil. The FN EVOLYS was designed from the start to fire intensively with a sound suppressor and therefore showed no reduction in performance when fitted with a suppressor, no excessive fouling, and no debris projected towards the user, even for left-handers. The latest-generation materials and technologies used on the FN EVOLYS, combined with FN Herstal’s longstanding expertise and innovative spirit, ensure that the reduction of weight has not compromised the vital factors of reliability, user safety and long life of parts.

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FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)
FN Herstal Launches Evolys Light Machine Gun (LMG)

The EVOLYS was designed from the ground up for use in urban warfare, which has become more common, and which holds specific requirements. Rather than taking the base of fire from a squad, the EVOLYS was designed to improve the amount of firepower that could be provided by a single soldier. It is select fire, with the option between semi-automatic and fully automatic fire modes. The EVOLYS uses a lateral feed mechanism with the belt at a 45° angle, and it is fully ambidextrous, with all its controls accessible on both its sides, and it can be loaded with one hand. The EVOLYS was constructed using 3D printing and polymers, which help to reduce its weight. At 5.5 kilograms (12 lb), the EVOLYS is up to 30% lighter than competing machine guns such as the FN Minimi. The EVOLYS is chambered for 5.56×45mm and 7.62×51mm, with 6.5mm Creedmoor and .260 Remington variants in development for potential use by special forces.

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