Tarnów UKM-2000 Medium Machine Gun


Tarnów UKM-2000
The Zakłady Mechaniczne "Tarnów" UKM-2000 is a 7.62x51 mm NATO medium machine gun or medium machine gun designed in Tarnów, Poland.

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
Service history
Used by Poland
Wars Iraq, Afghanistan
Production history
Designed 2000
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)

Cartridge 7.62x51mm NATO
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)
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