This lightweight belt-fed machine gun has a caliber up to 5.56 mm. It was developed by the German company Heckler and Koch in the 1990’s but was first seen by the public in 2001. It was adopted in 2005 by the German army as the standard support weapon at the platoon level.
It was designed to be light, with an empty weight of 18.85 pounds, and the butt is hinged to collapse alongside the weapon to make it more compact or can be removed. It was also designed to be safe to the user, function well in adverse conditions, and use a wide range of ammunition from different manufacturers without adjusting the gas system. This gun is reliable and lethal with a range of 3,280 feet and is nicknamed “Perfect Killer”.