FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3

Light Machine Gun

Adopted on all continents, recently evolved to meet the requirements of the modern soldier

The world famous FN MINIMI® 5.56 Light Machine Guns Mk1 and Mk2 have been adopted by 70 countries worldwide as a standard issue for regular and special forces. The FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Light Machine Gun has recently been designed and developed for improved ergonomics and handling.

FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 with long rail feed cover

A variant of the FN MINIMI® Mk3 5.56 with a long rail feed cover is available. The one-piece rail is long enough for in-line mounting of two optics, for example a non-magnifying day optic + magnifier, or day optic + night vision optic. A retention latch holds the cover open despite the weight of optics so that loading, unloading and clearing are still fast and easy. A flip-up non-adjustable rear iron sight is provided for back-up use. Available in black and Flat Dark Earth.

Key Benefits

  • Has proved its reliability in numerous combat situations

  • Improved ergonomics and improved mobility:

    • adjustable buttstock: 5-position length adjustment and 6-position cheek rest height adjustment, with foldable shoulder rest and integrated hydraulic buffer
    • bipod integrates with the handguard, even with accessory on lower rail
    • cocking handle enables cocking with strong or weak hand
    • feed tray with belt retaining pawls for easy loading with one hand
  • Available with short barrel (349mm) or long barrel (465mm), quickly interchangeable

  • Variants available: FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3

    • Tactical SB (short barrel, adjustable buttstock with shoulder rest)
    • Tactical LB (long barrel, adjustable buttstock with shoulder rest)
    • SF (short barrel, adjustable buttstock with convex butt plate, without shoulder rest)
    • Para (short barrel, telescopic buttstock)
    • Standard (long barrel, fixed buttstock)
  • Customized upgrade program available for users having an earlier FN MINIMI® 5.56 model in service

A number of accessories fully tested and certified by FN Herstal are proposed with the FN MINIMI® Mk3 5.56, as well as a full range of cartridges