FN Herstal FN MAG

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FN Herstal FN MAG
Category Heavy Machine Guns
Operating System gas, automatic
Cartridge
Length 1260 mm
Feeding disintegrating metal link belt

The Belgian FN MAG (Mitrailleuse d’Appui Général, meaning general-purpose machine gun) entered into production in 1958. It is one of the most widespread machine gun designs and is used in more than 90 countries around the globe. It is still manufactured in Belgium and produced under license in several countries including Argentina, Egypt, the US and the UK. It can be carried by infantry and is usually fired while mounted on a tripod.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The FN Herstal FN MAG is found in 101 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

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Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Argentina (ARG)
O
G
Australia (AUS)
G
Austria (AUT)
G
Bahamas (BHS)
G
Bahrain (BHR)
G
Barbados (BRB)
G
Belgium (BEL)
O
G
Belize (BLZ)
G
Bolivia (BOL)
G
Botswana (BWA)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Brunei (BRN)
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
G
Burundi (BDI)
G
Cameroon (CMR)
G
Canada (CAN)
G
Chad (TCD)
G
Chile (CHL)
G
China (CHN)
O
G
Colombia (COL)
G
Cuba (CUB)
G
Cyprus (CYP)
G
G
Denmark (DNK)
G
Djibouti (DJI)
G
G
Ecuador (ECU)
G
Egypt (EGY)
O
G
El Salvador (SLV)
G
Estonia (EST)
G
France (FRA)
G
Gabon (GAB)
G
Ghana (GHA)
G
Greece (GRC)
G
Guatemala (GTM)
G
Haiti (HTI)
G
Honduras (HND)
G
India (IND)
O
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Iraq (IRQ)
G
Ireland (IRL)
G
Israel (ISR)
G
Jamaica (JAM)
G
Jordan (JOR)
G
Kenya (KEN)
G
Kuwait (KWT)
G
Latvia (LVA)
G
Lebanon (LBN)
G
Lesotho (LSO)
G
Libya (LBY)
G
Lithuania (LTU)
G
Luxembourg (LUX)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
Mali (MLI)
N
Mauritania (MRT)
G
Mexico (MEX)
G
Monaco (MCO)
G
Montenegro (MNE)
U
Morocco (MAR)
G
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
New Zealand (NZL)
G
Nicaragua (NIC)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Norway (NOR)
G
Oman (OMN)
G
Pakistan (PAK)
G
Panama (PAN)
G
Peru (PER)
G
Philippines (PHL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
G
Qatar (QAT)
G
Rwanda (RWA)
G
Saudi Arabia (SAU)
G
Seychelles (SYC)
G
Sierra Leone (SLE)
G
Singapore (SGP)
O
G
Slovenia (SVN)
G
South Africa (ZAF)
G
South Korea (KOR)
G
Spain (ESP)
G
Sri Lanka (LKA)
G
Sudan (SDN)
G
Suriname (SUR)
G
Swaziland (SWZ)
G
Sweden (SWE)
G
Switzerland (CHE)
G
Taiwan (TWN)
G
Tanzania (TZA)
G
Thailand (THA)
G
The Gambia (GMB)
G
Tunisia (TUN)
G
Turkey (TUR)
G
Uganda (UGA)
G
G
O
G
O
G
Uruguay (URY)
G
Venezuela (VEN)
G
Vietnam (VNM)
G
Zimbabwe (ZWE)
G

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