A general purpose machine gun with its origins from the former Soviet Union. Much to some people’s surprise, the PKM was designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov. If you’ve ever taken one apart its almost like an upside down AK action.
Adopted and used by many former Com-Bloc nations, the PKM is also wide spread in Middle Eastern countries. The Libyan Civil War a couple years ago was the first instance I can recall where the PKM was used alongside it’s NATO rival the FN MAG (M240).