Country of origin

South Africa


Denel Land Systems

Weapon type

Light machine gun


5.56x45mm NATO, 7.62x51mm NATO





Cyclic rate

700-900 RPM

Maximum effective range


The Denel Land Systems DMG-5 is a general purpose machine gun of South African origin. The weapon is an improved derivative of the Vektor SS-77 and chambered in both 5.56x45mm NATO and 7.62x51mm NATO.


The DMG-5 is a gas operated, air cooled Lightweight Machine Gun capable of sustained high rates of fire. It is available in either 7.62x51mm or 5.56x45mm NATO Calibres. The DMG-5 is equipped with M-1913 Picatinny Rail Systems to accommodate various User selectable tactical attachments such as optical sights. Night Vision equipment, torches or laser pointers.

The DMG-5 is a well-balanced, light weight weapon system optimised for the modem warfighting environment. The DMG-5 is fitted with a collapsible ergonomic stock, the front grip is equipped with three Picatinny Rails for the fitment of Flash lights, Laser pointers, etc. A removable Front Pistol Grip is fitted on the Front Picatinny Rail and can be adjusted to suit the operator’s personal requirements and enhance the handling, stability and quick reaction of the Machine Gun during operations. A Bi-pod can be mounted on the same Picatinny Rail as the Front Pistol Grip.

The Feed Cover is equipped with a top mounted full length Picatinny Rail allowing for the fitment of different Sights and / or Night Sights. Backup Iron Sights can be provided but are not supplied with the weapon The DMG-5 is supplied with a full logistic support package, training and a reliable service back-up. The DMG-5 has a maximum weight of 8.6 kg and has an effective range of 1,500 m with a firing rate from 700 to 900 rpm.

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