Exercise Sky Soldier 16

Exercise Sky Soldier 16  A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, returns fire with an M240L machine gun during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, at Chinchilla Training Area, Spain, Feb. 29, 2016.   U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn

Exercise Sky Soldier 16
A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade, returns fire with an M240L machine gun during Exercise Sky Soldier 16, at Chinchilla Training Area, Spain, Feb. 29, 2016.
U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Opal Vaughn

The M240L is a lightweight model of the M240 7.62 machine gun. It’s 5.5 pounds lighter than the standard models and most of the reduction is accomplished by the use of titanium for the receiver body, front sight post, and carrying handle.