(McLean, VA – September 24, 2020) FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract to supply the U.S. Army with M249 Squad Automatic Weapons, also known as the M249 SAW. The contract is expected to be completed by 2025.
The FN M249 SAW has been a mainstay throughout the U.S. military since 1986 and is.. Yea yeah, Blah blah blah. I’m going to skip the rest of the Press & propaganda release because this raises another thought. This big award to FN for the M249 begs the question about what is going on with the next big evolution and replacement for the 249 and the new miracle-wonder 6.8 machine gun round that is supposed to be fielded very soon to replace all this stuff..