One would also expect a extreme cold weather test. Bring the rifle down to about 40 below zero (both F and C)First one should be rain/high humidity test, as evident by the technician's raincoat, 2nd is the dust/dust test, simulating desert condition, aas evident by the technician wearing PPE and respirator, as well as the rifle has an obvious layer of dust over it.
Agreed I have a feeling these images didn’t go beyond a single day’s tests. The images we see are probably just A staged dust test. I am not saying that they didn’t do the tests military testing is normally to extremes because such weapons or systems Could find themselves in such. From instant frost bite cold to sweltering heat. Extremes of Dust and Humidity, Salt water submersion, and since it’s a weapon excessive firing. I am saying the camera crew was probably only allowed on scene for a set period so they practiced a little Hollywood.
So this will be the China's M249 equivalent?
I also notice something resembling magazine latch in front of the trigger, is this new LMG dual fed like Negev?