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 the effect of the FN303 projectiles launched onto a Dojo type target. If they wish to, they will also be invited to use the system under the supervision of FN Herstal’s instructors.

To obtain authorization as appropriate, come and pre-register on FN Herstal’s stand at MILIPOL – Hall 7.3 – Belgian Pavilion – Stand 3N81.


FN Herstal now offers two types of projectile for the FN303 Less-Lethal launcher. The PAVA projectile (Pelargonic Acid Vanillyamid) is a powder pepper projectile that can be used when an enclosed room needs to be saturated with pepper, enabling law enforcement officers to neutralize suspects more easily. The PAVA projectile is an improved version of the previous OC projectile and features a longer shelf life. An inert powder projectile has also been added to the FN303 projectile range. It allows the users to train with powder projectiles without suffering from pepper effects.

Both the PAVA and the inert powder projectiles have similar impact effect as the other existing FN303 projectiles – impact effect only, impact effect and temporary marking, and impact effect and permanent marking.


Introduced in the early 2000s, the FN303 Less Lethal launcher allows neutralization and apprehension of suspects with maximum effectiveness and minimum risk. It has been designed to shoot non-lethal projectiles only.

The FN303 is used in many military and law enforcement missions, such as domestic violence intervention, surveillance and protection of sensitive areas, and crowd control, to name just a few.