On March 12, 1999 Poland joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation. A problem arose with modifying the weapons of the Polish Army to use the standard NATO ammunition. A decision was made to develop a new general purpose machine gun. The construction was based on the design of the successful PK/PKS machine gun.
The UKM-2000C is a secondary arment of KTO Rosomak IFV.
|Type||Medium machine gun|
|Place of origin||Poland|
|Variants||UKM-2000P, UKM-2000D, UKM-2000C|
|Weight||8.4 kg (18.52 lb)|
|Length||1,203 mm (47.4 in)|
|Barrel length||547 mm (21.5 in)|
|Action||Gas-actuated, rotating bolt|
|Rate of fire||600-700 rounds/min|
|Muzzle velocity||840 m/s (2,756 ft/s)|
|Feed system||Belt (100, 200 or 250-round)|