The M249 Light Machine Gun, previously known as the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon (SAW), is the American adaption of the FN Minimi, which is manufactured by FN Herstal in Belgium.
It was introduced in order to compensate for the lack of firepower in small squads, but nowadays is being slowly phased out by the M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle.
- Superb damage and range
- Manageable recoil and rate of fire
- Average box magazine capacity
- Fire rate makes it useful only as a support weapon
- Terrible accuracy
- Slow reload time