H&K Unveils Mid-Life Upgrades for MP5 SMG At AUSA

Nathaniel F
by Nathaniel F

H&K has unveiled a new upgrade package for the MP5 to modernize and improve the weapon, and was showing it off at the Association of the United States Army’s 2015 annual meeting. SoldierSystems.net reports:

Source: soldiersystems.net

This is the MP-5 Mid-Life Improvement. While they haven’t changed the weapon mechanically, they’ve upgraded to a new three position collapsible stock, the Modular Slim Line Handguard and Mounting Rail with STANAG 4694 Profile. All three of these items can be retrofitted to existing MP-5s.

The H&K MP5 has not only proven to be one of the most popular post-war submachine guns, but also perhaps the most enduring. Unlike its roller-retarded blowback stablemates, the MP5 has remained in H&K’s catalog, and the company still receives significant orders for the weapon, which is now over half a century old.

Nathaniel F
Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.

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  • Mazryonh Mazryonh on Oct 20, 2015

    The HK UMP was designed and made to replace the MP5. Since that hasn't happened and the MP5 is still receiving upgrades from HK, does that mean the UMP failed?

  • CavScout CavScout on Oct 23, 2015

    I see no real improvements.

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