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Don't wait! get your M249s modified.

HEY, TIME TO GET ON THE STICK!

THERE ARE TWO MWOS I SHOULD HAVE HAD YEARS AGO AND I'M STILL WAITING.

MY BAD!

I'LL ORDER THOSE PARTS RIGHT NOW!

Two great modifications for the M249 machine gun have been around for some time. But unfortunately some armorers have never gotten around to getting the MWOs done. Stop putting it off! The time is now for improving your M249s.

MWO 9-1005-201-50-1 added an accessory mounting rail to the feed tray cover. The rail lets Soldiers mount the AN/PEQ-2A and AN/PAQ-4B/C laser pointer/ illuminators, AN/PAS-13 thermal weapon sight, AN/PVS-4 night vision sight, M145 machine gun optic, and combat identification system for dismounted Soldiers (CISDS),

MWO 9-1005-201-30-6 replaced the hand guard with a forward rail assembly, which provides a second rail for mounting optical and electronic devices.

These MWOs have long passed their completion dates, so you won't get MWO funding or assets for them. If your M249s haven't been modified, you must order the MWO parts through normal supply channels. Order the top cover using NSN 1005-01-547-2614, For the forward rails, order right accessory rail, NSN 1005-01559-1947; left accessory rail, NSN 1005-01-559-1948; and socket head cap screw, NSN 5305-01-101-9426.

Armorers, if any of your M249s have received these modifications, TACOM wants to know about it so they can update the serial numbers in the Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS). Go to: https://www.mmis.army.mil

If your M249s have been modified, make sure their serial numbers have been reported through your local PBO and MWO coordinators, too.

Questions? Contact TACOM's Andre Pilgrim at DSN 786-1256, (586) 282-1256, or email: andre.v.pilgrim.civ@mail.mil

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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