This M249 SAW Para is equipped with an Elcan M145 scope.
Type: Light Machine Gun
Nations: United States, Belgium, Afghanistan, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Iraq, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Australia+
Branch: Armed Forces
Time Period: present (2020)
Conflicts: Global War on Terrorism, War in Afghanistan, Conflict in Syria, Iraqi Civil War +
Other Names: FN Minimi Para
Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO
Facts: A shortened version of the M249 SAW/ FN Minimi that utilizes a twist retractable stock and shorter barrel. This is often associated with Paratroopers for its compact size and lighter weight making it ideal for airborne operations.