Light Machine Guns (LMG) | 20 Mar 2020

Why in News

  • Recently, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with the Israeli Weapon Industries (IWI) for procuring Light Machine Guns (LMG).

Key Points

  • LMG is designed to be employed by an individual soldier, with or without an assistant, as an infantry support weapon.
  • It is often called the squad automatic weapon.
  • Some examples of LMG:
    • Negev 7.62X51 mm - Israeli LMG
    • SIG-716 assault rifles- American LMG
    • AK-203 assault rifles -Russian LMG

Source: TH