It was designed with the new cartridge to meet NATO requirements published in 1989, as these requirements call for a personal defense weapon (PDW) class firearm, with a greater ability to defeat body armor than current weapons limited to conventional pistol cartridges. The MP7 went into production in 2001. It is a direct rival to the FN P90, also developed in response to NATO's requirement. The weapon has been revised since its introduction and the current production version is the MP7A1.Lucy McClane with it.
But then Lucy resisted and after she shot Emerson's foot with the Heckler & Koch USP Compact pistol and he dropped the MP7A1 machine gun. She kicked towards her father, but her efforts we're thwarted by Gabriel in the last second.