The world’s most battle-proven Light Machine Gun: Upgraded and adapted to new tactics and equipment.
The FN MINIMI features an ergonomic buttstock adjustable in length (5 positions) to allow compensation for body armor and load bearing equipment.
The buttstock is adjustable for cheek rest height (6 positions) as well. The user can have his eye correctly aligned with the iron sights, or optical sights, while keeping his cheek properly positioned on the buttstock. It also integrates a folding shoulder rest and a hydraulic buffer that stabilizes the rate of fire and reduces felt recoil.
The handguard/bipod assembly provides a comfortable handguard and three forward MIL‑STD-1913 Picatinny accessory rails. The adjustable-height bipod, when folded back, integrates into the shape of the handguard even with an accessory on the lower rail.
The FN MINIMI also feature an ergonomically-shaped cocking handle that gives the user a better grip with the strong or weak hand; a feed tray with belt retaining pawls that hold the belt correctly in position during the loading procedure, which is most useful when the user is in the standing position. An optional heatshield that greatly reduces the risk of inadvertently touching the barrel is also available.
FN Herstal’s product range also include an FN MINIMI 7.62 Mk3 (7.62x51mm cal). All FN MINIMIs can take the FN SmartCore shot counter for improved small arms Management.