FN HERSTAL Firearms Tradition and Technological Innovation

FN Herstal

Belgium-based FN Herstal has a long history of weapon manufacturing excellence dating back to 1889. The company has always focused on innovation and product improvement, resulting in the design, development, production and marketing of a large number of state-of-the-art weapons and associated products.

This accounts for FN Herstal establishing in the last 50 years a position of worldwide leadership in the small arms markets.

Firearms designed for military and law enforcement use

FN Herstal is known as a premium partner and provides military and law enforcement, as well as Special Forces operators, with a complete product range that includes:

  • Portable firearms such as the FN Five-seveN® handgun, FN P90® submachine gun, FN SCAR® family of assault and precision rifles, FN MINIMI® 5.56 and 7.62 light machine guns, FN MAG® general purpose machine gun and FN® M2HB-QCB heavy machine gun
  • Less lethal devices such as the carbine-size FN 303 or holster-size FN 303 P
  • FN® e-novation range including the new FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control System and FN SmartCore® shot counter for FN SCAR® rifles or FN MINIMI® light machine guns and dedicated software for small arms management
  • Integrated weapon systems for airborne applications such as pintle mounted and podded systems
  • Integrated weapon systems for land and sea applications including the lightweight, compact and highly efficient Medium Vehicle Pintle (MVP)
  • Integrated remote weapon stations including the deFNder Light and the deFNder Medium
  • A full range of small caliber ammunition

Highly adaptable modular rifle platforms

The SCAR ®-L assault rifle and the SCAR ®-H assault rifle are both available with two different barrel lengths optimised for conducting operations in close quarters combat or standard infantry roles. All SCAR ® barrels can be easily interchanged by the operator in just minutes to instantly meet the requirements of virtually any mission.

The FN40GL ® grenade launcher quickly mounts under the barrel of either SCAR ® platform, providing additional capability to the soldier’s firepower, and can be used as a stand-alone weapon as well.

FN Herstal portfolio also includes two models of precision rifles, i.e. FN SCAR®-H PR (foldable buttstock) and FN SCAR®-H TPR (fixed, sniper-type buttstock; T stands for Tactical).

Commonality of training and components throughout SCAR ® family significantly simplifies, and reduces costs for, operator training and maintenance.

The FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control System for precision targeting

The FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit ensures immediate target neutralisation in day or night conditions when firing 40mm tube-launched grenades. The FN FCU features an ergonomic and ambidextrous design, and is very easy to use. The FN FCU consists of:

  • Laser range finder (LRF): calculates the distance between the shooter and the target
  • Clinometer: measures the difference in elevation / depression between the target and the shooter
  • Ballistic computer: calculates the angle of launch required
  • Moving red reticle sight: gives the correct aiming point
  • Weapon cant indicator: indicates when weapon realignment is required

The deFNder Medium for military vehicle defence

The deFNder Medium has been designed to fulfil the force protection mission through fire support and self-defence when mounted onto any vehicle.

The deFNder Medium provides the best ratio depression / elevation range (-40°; 70°) versus height (633mm). The deFNder Medium is the only remote weapon station capable of integrating the exclusive FN Herstal M3P machine gun, which has a unique firing rate of 1,100 rounds per minute.

Make an enquiry

Follow this company

Follow the company to be always up to date with this company

Press Release

FN HERSTAL to Attend Expodefensa 2017

Small arms company FN HERSTAL will be attending Expodefensa taking place in Bogota, Colombia, between 4 and 6 December.

White Papers

FN303 Less Lethal System Protects US Customs and Borders

FN303 Less Lethal System Protects US Customs and Borders

Address
FN HERSTAL SA

Voie de Liège

33-B 4040 Herstal

Belgium

+32 4 240 81 11 +32 4 240 86 79 www.fnherstal.com

FN HERSTAL Images

Products and Services

Video

Press Release

27 November 2017

Small arms company FN HERSTAL will be attending Expodefensa taking place in Bogota, Colombia, between 4 and 6 December.

Read more
20 November 2017

At Milipol Paris 2017 FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, will unveil an innovative addition to its renowned FN SCAR® family: the FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine.

Read more
15 November 2017

Small arms manufacturer FN HERSTAL will be exhibiting at the MILIPOL 2017 event taking place in Paris, France, from 21-24 November.

Read more
30 October 2017

FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's Defense & Security Expo in Bangkok, Thailand.

Read more
14 September 2017

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America will be attending Modern Day Marine 2017 between 19-21 September at Quantico, VA, US.

Read more
8 September 2017

FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America will be attending this year's Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) between 12-15 September at ExCeL, London.

Read more
31 August 2017

Three years after its acquisition by Belgium-based, small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, Manroy Engineering announces its rebranding and name change to FNH UK.

Read more
29 August 2017

FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending the 25th International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) between 5-8 September in Kielce, Poland.

Read more
12 June 2017

FN Herstal, along with its subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at the Paris Air Show 2017 in Paris-Le Bourget, France, between 19-25 June.

Read more
24 May 2017

FN Herstal and subsidiary FN America will be exhibiting at this year's International Exhibition of Defence & Security Technologies (IDET) at the Brno Exhibition Centre in Brno, Czech Republic, between 31 May - 2 June.

Read more
11 May 2017

FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America are set to exhibit at this year's SITDEF between 18-21 May in Lima, Peru.

Read more
8 May 2017

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America will be attending this year's Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, Florida, US, between 15-18 May.

Read more
20 April 2017

FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending EUROPOLTECH 2017 between 26-28 April.

Read more
19 April 2017

FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America will be attending this year's QUAD-A exhibition between 26-28 April at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center, Nashville, Tenessee.

Read more
21 March 2017

FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's SOFINS at Souge Camp, France, between 28-30 March.

Read more
17 February 2017

With more than 15 years of experience in the design and manufacture of fire control units for 40mm grenades, Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading firearms manufacturers, is introducing its third-generation Mk3 version of the FN® FCU.

Read more
31 January 2017

Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading firearms manufacturers, will exhibit its FN® Expert Marksmanship Training System at the upcoming IDEX trade show, Abu Dhabi, between 19-23 February.

Read more
26 January 2017

Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world's leading firearms manufacturers, has launched its newly developed, self-powered FN SmartCore® shot counter for the FN SCAR® family of rifles based on breakthrough technology.

Read more
19 January 2017

FN Herstal will be attending this year's NATO Life Cycle Management (LCM) Conference between 24-25 January at the Parker Hotel Brussels Airport, Belgium.

Read more
17 January 2017

FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's International Armoured Vehicles (IAVs) conference at Twickenham Stadium, London, between 23-26 January.

Read more
11 January 2017

Weapon manufacturer FN Herstal and its US subsidiary FN America will be attending this year's SHOT Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Las Vegas, US, between 17-20 January.

Read more
4 January 2017

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the company, and its US subsidiary FN America, will attend in 2017.

Read more
9 June 2016

FN Herstal, a global leader in small arms manufacturing, has launched a new tactical buttstock for its combat proven FN MINIMI® 5.56 light machine gun.

Read more
8 June 2016

At Eurosatory this year FN Herstal, a global leader in combat-proven portable firearms and weapon systems, will be showcasing its newly developed carbon connection plate prototype for pintle weapon systems.

Read more
6 June 2016

The Noptel long-distance laser rangefinder family has enlarged with new modules. The small size open modules have generated huge interest among system integrators since the start of the launch.

Read more
17 January 2016

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the company and its US subsidiary FN America will participate in during 2016.

Read more
10 September 2015

Belgium-based FN Herstal, a leading firearms manufacturers, will be exhibiting its full portfolio at this year's Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition on 15-18 September in London, UK.

Read more
9 April 2015

FN Herstal will be exhibiting its firearms and state-of-the-art technology at the LAAD Defense and Security Exhibition 2015.

Read more
26 September 2014

FN Herstal will attend the 2014 Euronaval exhibition from 27 - 31 October 2014, in Paris, France.

Read more
26 August 2014

FN Herstal will attend the 2014 Arms & Security event from 24 - 27 September at the International Exhibitions Centre (IEC) in Kiev, Ukraine.

Read more
22 August 2014

FN Herstal will attend the Modern Day Marine event from 23 - 25 September 2014 at the Marine's headquarters in Quantico, VA, US.

Read more
18 August 2014

FN Herstal will attend the 2014 Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) trade, exhibition and air show event in Pretoria, South Africa, from 17 to 21 September.

Read more
1 August 2014

FN Herstal, the weapons manufacturer for military and law enforcement personnel, will be attending the 2014 MSPO from the 1 - 4 February 2014 in Kielce, Poland.

Read more
24 July 2014

FN Herstal will attend the BEHÖRDENTAGE 2014 exhibition in Germany from 25 - 27 August in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.

Read more
12 June 2014

The latest innovations introduced by FN HERSTAL at EUROSATORY this year will encompass new solutions that integrate modern technologies with weapons to provide enhanced combat, logistics, and communication capabilities - for ground role weapons and integrated weapon systems.

Read more
27 May 2014

Belgian weapons manufacturer FN Herstal will be attending the 2014 DVD exhibition in Millbook, UK from 25 - 26 June.

Read more
15 May 2014

FN Herstal will be attending the 2014 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) in Tampa, FL, US, from 20 - 22 May.

Read more
14 April 2014

FN Herstal will be attending the 2014 International Defence Exhibition Bratislava (IDEB) from 14 to 16 May at the Incheba Expo centre.

Read more
3 April 2014

FN Herstal will be attending the QUAD-A exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, US from 4 to 6 May 2014.

Read more
14 March 2014

FN Herstal will be attending the 2014 FIDAE trade show from 25-30 March in Santiago, Chile.

Read more
25 February 2014

FN Herstal has further strengthened its position as innovation leader with its release of three recent additions to its small caliber ammunition range.

Read more
25 February 2014

FN Herstal will be participating in the Enforce TAC event in Nuremberg, Germany, from 5 to 6 March 2014.

Read more
14 January 2014

It all started back in 1889 with a talented team of entrepreneurs. Today, the Herstal Group people still share the same culture of innovation, quality and customer excellence as from the very start.

Read more
8 January 2014

FN Herstal, the weapons manufacturer for military and law enforcement personnel, will be attending the 2014 Defexpo in India from the 6 - 9 February 2014 in New Delhi, India.

Read more
8 January 2014

Weapons manufacturer FN Herstal will be attending the 2014 Shot Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from the 14 - 17 January 2014.

Read more
19 November 2013

Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal unveils the next generation FN MINIMI® light machine gun in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers during the MILIPOL exhibition in Paris (19 - 22 November 2013).

Read more
4 September 2013

FN Herstal will attend the DSEi Defence & Security Event, due to take place in London on 10-13 of September.

Read more
17 June 2013

For the first time in its history, Belgium-based FN Herstal has utilised advanced composite material for yoke manufacturing.

Read more
12 June 2013

Taking advantage of its century-long expertise in the design, development and manufacture of combat-proven machine guns, FN Herstal started to integrate 7.62mm x 51mm NATO and .50 cal machine guns onto various platforms several decades ago.

Read more
8 February 2013

Two armored vehicle manufacturers, Renault Trucks Defense and Streit, have selected the deFNder® remote weapon station to equip their vehicles at the international IDEX 2013 trade show to be held in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 21 February 2013.

Read more
10 January 2013

FN Herstal has recently been certified to AS/EN 9100 aerospace standards, the most advanced quality management system (QMS) standards for aviation, space and defence industries.

Read more
5 July 2012

FN Herstal will be exhibiting at the Farnborough Airshow, 2012.

Read more
6 June 2012

Following the introduction of the FN SCAR-H PR precision rifle late 2011, Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal will unveil the tactical variant at the international Eurosatory trade show on 11-15 June 2012, in Paris.

Read more
6 June 2012

Belgian small arms manufacturer FN Herstal and French armored vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks Defense have recently announced their close co-operation at the international Eurosatory trade show, being held in Paris from 11-15 June, 2012.

Read more
1 June 2012

Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal will display the innovative FN SmartCore, formerly known as the FN Black Box, at the international Eurosatory trade show being held in Paris from 11-15 June 2012.

Read more
9 May 2012

The 7.62x51mm NATO caliber FN MAG - designed, developed, manufactured and marketed by Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal - now comes standard with a polymer buttstock.

Read more
22 March 2012

FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms manufacture, will display portable weapons and integrated weapon systems for land and airborne applications during the FIDAE Trade Show, 27 March to 1 April 2012, booth no. F86- the Belgian Pavilion).

Read more
21 March 2012

Firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has announced that it will be showcasing its latest product innovations at DEFEXPO 2012.

Read more
16 March 2012

Firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has announced that it will be showcasing its latest product innovations at FIDAE 2012.

Read more
9 February 2012

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has issued a list of trade shows the company will attend in 2012.

Read more
8 February 2012

For the first time in Asia, FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms manufacture, will display portable weapons and integrated weapon systems for airborne applications during the Singapore Airshow 2012 on 14 - 19 February 2012, Booth no B23 in the Belgian Pavilion.

Read more
11 October 2011

FN Herstal will be attending MILIPOL 2011. We would like to invite you to view the new product innovations on display at our stand, no. 3A 076 on the Belgium Pavilion.

Read more
10 July 2011

Belgium-based firearms manufacturer FN Herstal announces the acquisition of Finnish company Noptel Oy, which specialises in laser range-finding technology. Over the last few years, FN Herstal and Noptel have worked together in designing and developing the new FN fire control unit (the so

Read more
7 June 2011

FN Herstal has recently been awarded a new contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the supply of up to 176 MINIMI™ 7.62 light machine guns by the end of 2011. The contract also includes optional quantities of a further 250 MINIMI 7.62 machine guns to be delivered annually

Read more
26 April 2011

FN Herstal will introduce its newly developed FN Fire Control Unit to the Turkish market at the IDEF trade show being held in Istanbul from 10-13 May 2011. The FN Fire Control Unit: First Round Hits. On Target. Every Time. Successful target engagement with 40mm LV tube-l

Read more
24 February 2011

The FN Fire Control Unit: First Round Hits. On Target. Every Time. Successful target engagement with 40mm LV tube-launched grenades requires precise range estimation to the target and launch at the exact elevation angle, while keeping correct azimuth aiming. With the FN

Read more
3 February 2011

Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the Company will attend in 2011. 8-9 February: INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES, London, UK 20-24 February: IDEX, Abu Dhabi, UAE 12-15 April: LAAD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13-15 April: EUROPOLTECH, Warsaw

Read more
18 January 2011

The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has selected the MAG machine gun, manufactured by Belgium-based FN Herstal, to replace its existing AN F1 machine guns. The DGA confirmed this decision on 15 December 2010 as a result of an international competition. The FN MAG machine g

Read more
7 July 2010

Belgium-based firearms manufacturer FN Herstal hereby refutes the allegations recently found on the web that USSOCOM abandoned the 5.56 version of the SCAR® rifle and reconfirms USSOCOM's decision to acquire the full FN SCAR family of weapons, including the 5.56mm rifle. The FN S

Read more
10 June 2010

Following market requirements, Belgium-based firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has recently designed and developed a new integrated weapons system called the Medium Vehicle Pintle (MVP) that provides vehicles operated by Armed Forces - and Special Forces in particular - with maximum firepower. Read more

10 June 2010

The international trade show Eurosatory will definitely be the place-to-be if you want to see the latest innovations by Belgian firearms manufacturer FN Herstal. Taking advantage of its experience in the field of remote weapon stations with more than 630 units already contracted within

Read more
10 June 2010

Belgium-based FN Herstal has recently announced the launch of its newly designed 9mm FNS™-9 pistol on the market. The FNS-9 pistol has been developed around a pre-loaded striker mechanism, which provides a short and light trigger pull identical to all shots for fast and accurate s

Read more
9 May 2010

FN Herstal received notification from the USSOCOM Program Executive Office—SOF Warrior (PEO—SW) that the SCAR Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) was approved and signed on April 14, 2010, moving this FN program into the Milestone C phase. This decision authorizes the production and deployment

Read more
25 January 2010

FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms manufacture, is pleased to announce that it was recently awarded a contract by Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for K0-1 program including the supply of axially mounted HMP250 pods. FN Herstal's HMP250 features a .50 cal M3P machine gun and a 250 round amm

Read more
13 December 2009

Belgium-based FN Herstal, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of small caliber weapons, integrated weapon systems and associated ammunition, has recently issued the list of trade shows the Company will attend in 2010. 18-20 January SHOT SHOW

Read more
15 November 2009

Belgium-based FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms manufacture, will exhibit two innovative products at MILIPOL 2009, Paris, from 17 through 20 November 2009 (Hall 1, Booth no. 13B054 in the Belgian Pavilion). The FN Moving Red Dot Fire Control Unit: To ensure grenades reach the

Read more
5 July 2009

An "Events" section has been added to FN HERSTAL's website. It includes the list of events we attended/will attend this year, as well as a selection of pictures of FN stands. To access the new section, click here.

Read more
16 February 2009

FN Herstal, a world leader in small arms manufacture, will exhibit two innovative additions to its product line at IDEX 2009 in Abu Dhabi, from 22 to 26 February 2009 (in hall 10, at booth D36 in the Belgian Pavilion). The SCAR™ Assault Rifle: Fully tested and approved by Speci

Read more
5 February 2009

FN Herstal announced today that on 22 December 2008 the FN infantry automatic rifle (IAR) was down-selected as one of four competitive products for procurement by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) following a full and open competition. Each awardee will now produce and deliver test samples fo

Read more
10 June 2008

FN Herstal is pleased to announce that the SCAR™ assault rifle will be officially introduced onto the international market at EUROSATORY in Paris (France) from June 16 to 20. The SCAR family was originally designed and developed by FN Herstal following a solicitation by USSOCOM fo

Read more
13 March 2008

Belgium-based Herstal Group, the parent company of weapon manufacturer FN Herstal, recently inaugurated a new industrial complex in Herstal, Belgium. The new facilities house a state-of-the-art Test & Evaluation Centre and the R&D Department in charge of integrated weapon system activiti

Read more
22 November 2007

FN Herstal's subsidiary in Washington, United States, FNH USA, won a major contract from the US Customs and Border Protection, Border Patrol for purchase of the FN303 Less Lethal System. "The Border Patrol testing of the FN303 was comprehensive and exhaustive; it is gratifying to have

Read more
25 September 2007

World leaders in ordnance technology FN Herstal will be conducting demonstrations with the FN303 Less-Lethal launcher during the MILIPOL PARIS Trade Show at Stand 3N81 in the Belgian Pavillion from the 9th to the 12th October. Authorized trade visitors and journalists will be able to visualize th

Read more
2 May 2007

During the Govsec / Law Enforcement / Ready! show at Brussels Expo, FN Herstal, the world's leading manufacturer of small arms, will give a conference on two major topics. The speaker will be Thierry Jacobs, the business development manager of FN Herstal. LESS LETHAL: FN HERSTAL'S C

Read more
15 January 2007

For over a century, FN Herstal has been a world leading designer and manufacturer of light and portable weapons, integrated weapon systems and ammunition. This will be demonstrated once again at IDEX this year. The Belgian company will be exhibiting its full range of small calibre ammuni

Read more
21 June 2006

Leading manufacturer of small arms and integrated weapon systems FN HERSTAL will be exhibiting two new products at the FIDAE Show in Santiago de Chile, from 27th March through to 2nd April 2006. For the first time in Latin America, the recently developed 7.62 MINIMI Light Machin

Read more
21 June 2006

Leading manufacturer of small arms FN HERSTAL in Belgium is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence in Slovenia has recently adopted the F2000 Tactical Assault Rifle and Grenade Launcher for all its Armed Forces. Deliveries will be completed in the course of next year Read more

25 May 2004

ARROWS is the world's most advanced remotely operated weapon station. Truly versatile, it can be equipped with an assortment of machine guns or 40mm grenade launchers. It offers total protection for the operator since it is aimed and fired from beneath the armour. ARROWS is the result of the

Read more
2 May 2002

Reliable and easy to use, this semi-automatic, compressed air system answers the need for any scenario where less lethal force is an option - and does it better than anything before it. The FN303 offers uncompromised accuracy and allows the operator to perfom split-second changes betwe

Read more

Regional Offices

FN HERSTAL SA

Voie de Liège

33-B 4040 Herstal

Belgium

+32 4 240 81 11 +32 4 240 86 79 www.fnherstal.com

Contact company

I have read and accept the terms and conditions and privacy policy.
We'd like to keep you informed about relevant promotions, products and services, if you would like not to receive these, check this box.
If you would like to hear from carefully selected third party companies, check this box
Follow this company to receive notifications when they update.