For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces, as well as special units, with firearms that give them a clear advantage in any engagement.

This proud tradition is set to continue long into the future, with the integration of the latest generation of electronic modules coming from the cutting-edge FN e-novation range of solutions that FN Herstal and its US-based subsidiary FN America will exhibit at SOFIC in the US from 20-23 May 2019.

The FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit provides a complete sighting and aiming solution for 40mm LV and MV grenade launchers. It calculates the trajectory of grenades and gives an adjusted point of aim enabling the grenadier to obtain first round hits in all conditions both night and day. The FN FCU Mk3 comprises a laser range finder, a large aiming window for easy target acquisition, sensors for temperature, angles of elevation, a ballistic calculator, and a self-adjusting electronic reticle.

It also has a quick detach base through a MIL-STD-1913 type interface and one hand activated lever. When combined, all these features help to dramatically increase the hit probability of the 40mm grenade system in defense and security operations, and embody FN Herstal’s motto of ‘Enhancing capability through e-technology’. The FN FCU Mk3 can be fitted onto any rifles or carbines, such as the FN SCAR (FN MK 16 or 17) assault rifle featuring an underslung grenade launcher, onto stand-alone launchers such as FN40GL-S (FN MK13) or onto multi-shot grenade launchers.

The FN e-novation range also includes the FN SAM and the FN Expert solutions. The FN SAM solution combines the FN SmartCore shot counter and associated software that ensures optimised digital small arms management. The FN Expert is a marksmanship training system for carbines, rifles and recoilless rifles that is safe, efficient and easy to use for both shooters and instructors. If you are attending SOFIC 2019, you can view the FN e-novation range and other products such as the FN SCAR carbines and rifles on FN Herstal / FN America booth number 804.