Navy SEALs, assigned to Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force - Afghanistan provide security as a U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk drops off personnel during a clearing operation in Shah Wali Kot district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan.
Note the firepower present in this 4-man fire team. Several are armed with a MK 48 Mod 0 machine gun. The MK 48 is an off-shoot of the M249 SAW that has been chambered in 7.62mm x 51mm NATO and developed for special operations use. The MK 48 Mod 0 is fielded throughout SOCOM.