This light machine gun that is belt-fed 5.56mm was designed and developed by the German Company Heckler & Koch. The weapons creation was in the late 1990s and first public glimpse was in September 2001. The product has a lightweight design, which provided maximum safety to its user along with high reliability under adverse conditions. In addition, its ammunition came in a wide variety from different manufacturers without the need to adjust its gas system. Initially the design was known as the MG43 and today, it has replaced many other machine guns of its time due to better technical features.