FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3

5.56x45mm NATO
"FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3"
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FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3

The world famous FN MINIMI® Light Machine Gun adapts to new operational conditions: evolution in soldier’s equipment, increased use of accessories, changes in tactics such as shooting from all positions, etc.


The modifications introduced on the FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 are based on feedback from users operating in today’s conflicts. They have resulted in a new light machine gun offering improved ergonomics and improved mobility. The original technical and operational performances of the previous combat proven versions remain unchanged.

  • Ergonomics buttstock adjustable in length (5 positions) and for cheek rest height (6 positions), with integrated hydraulic buffer 
  • Tactical variant with foldable shoulder rest available (FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Tactical)
  • Tactical SF variant available (FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 SF)
  • Bipod integrated in the handguard, folds back even with accessory on the lower rail
  • Cocking handle enables cocking with strong or weak hand
  • Feed tray with belt retaining pawls for easy loading with one hand
  • Feeding: either belt, 200-round box or 100-or 200-round pouch. M16 type 30-round magazines can also be used without modification
  • Optional heatshield to greatly reduce the risk of inadvertently touching the barrel

Upgrade Program

For those users having in-service an FN MINIMI® machine gun, a customized upgrade program is available: adapted to your exact needs and easily carried out in your own facilities.

  • New buttstock assembly

  • New handguard/bipod assembly

  • New cocking handle

  • Optional heatshield

  • Etc.

Variants Available

FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Tactical SB includes:
-Short barrel
-Adjustable buttstock with shoulder rest

FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Tactical LB inclues:
-Long barrel
-Adjustable buttstock with shoulder rest
FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Para includes:
-Short barrel
-Telescopic buttstock

FN MINIMI® 5.56 Mk3 Standard includes:
-Long barrel
-Fixed buttstock

FN MINIMI® 7.62 Mk3 Variants Avalaible

The FN MINIMI® Mk3 is also available in 7.62 x 51 mm caliber:

  • FN MINIMI® 7.62 Mk3 Tactical (adjustable buttstock)

  • FN MINIMI® 7.62 Mk3 Para (telescopic buttstock)

  • FN MINIMI® 7.62 Mk3 Standard (fixed buttstock)

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that all product photographs, descriptions and specifications on this website are accurate. However, inadvertent errors may occur, and changes in design or materials, due to our continual effort to improve products, may result in some change in specifications before subsequent publications are issued. FN Herstal, S.A. reserves the right to modify or change specifications without notice.