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 a position of worldwide leadership in the small arms markets.
Firearms designed for defense and security 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 and capabilities range that includes:
· Portable firearms such as the FN Five-seveN® handgun; FN P90® submachine gun; FN SCAR® family of assault rifles, grenade launchers and precision rifles;, FN MINIMI® Mk3 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 FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control System for 40mm grenades; FN® Expert marksmanship training system and FN SmartCore® shot counter for FN SCAR® rifles or FN MINIMI® light machine guns and dedicated FN® SAM software that are part of the integrated small arms management solution
· Airborne crew served weapon solutions and fixed-forward firing solutions
· Land and sea pintle-mounted weapon solutions
· Remote weapon stations including the deFNder® Light and the deFNder® Medium
· 360-degree service
Highly adaptable modular rifle platforms FN SCAR®
The FN SCAR ®-L assault rifle and the FN 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 FN 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 FN 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 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 FN 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 first round hit probability in day or night conditions when firing 40mm LV/MV 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® M3R machine gun, which has a unique firing rate of 1,100 rounds per minute. Recent developments includes integration onto UGVs and USVs
FN Herstal, a major international actor in the field of kinetic energy Less Lethal capabilities with almost 25,000 FN 303® systems in service, will present for the first time a completely new concept; the FN Smart ProtectoR™ at the MILIPOL Paris exhibition.
FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small calibre weapons and integrated weapon systems, will showcase its product range at the DSEI international trade show, London, from 14 to 17 September 2021.
FN Herstal and Thales Belgium will present a dual effector proof of concept to illustrate the complementarity between machine guns, guided and unguided rockets for ground-to-ground applications at the DSEI international trade show, London, from 14 to 17 September 2021.
FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small calibre weapons and integrated weapon systems, will showcase its new FN Airborne Extended Digital Suite at the DSEI international trade show, London, from 14 to 17 September 2021.
FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small calibre firearms and ammunition, will display the new FN EVOLYS ultralight machine gun for the first time in the United Kingdom at the DSEI International trade show, London, from 14 to 17 September 2021.
FN Herstal has recently been awarded by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence a multi-year contract for, firstly, the production and provision of up to 4,000 FN MINIMI® Mk3 (3rd generation) light machine guns in 7.62x51mm NATO calibre and associated initial spare parts over a 7-year period, and secondly, maintenance and support equipment over a 20-year period.
FN Herstal, the global leader in kinetic less lethal solutions thanks to its proven and proprietary FN 303® technology, expands its product offering with the compact and highly modular FN 303® Tactical less lethal launcher.
FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small caliber firearms and ammunition, will attend the DEFEA International Defence and Security Exhibition from July 13 through to 15, 2021, in Athens, Greece.
Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons, associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal has announced earlier today the entry of a brand-new machine gun with unique features, the FN EVOLYS. With this new addition to FN Herstal’s product portfolio, the Company definitely intends to write a new chapter in the history of machine guns.
Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons, associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal has announced earlier today the upcoming launch of an unprecedented shoulder-fired weapon.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and ammunition, and integrated weapon systems, is proud to announce that the FN®-designed 5.7x28mm caliber was recently recognized as a NATO caliber with the NATO STANAG 4509 (standardization agreement).
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and associated innovative solutions for the Defense and Security markets, unveils the newly-developed version of its high performance weapon mounted ballistic calculator for snipers, precision shooters and spotters.
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Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons and associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal is pleased to present its white paper on Small Arms Management: break free of paper chains with a smart, digital armory.
FN Herstal, a Belgian subsidiary of the Herstal Group, and the French group Nexter have signed a strategic contract in the framework of the CaMo (Capacité Motorisée or Motorized Capability) program for the modernization of the Belgian Army’s ground mobility capability.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small calibre weapons and weapon systems, will showcase the combat-proven deFNder® Remote Weapon Station at the International Armoured Vehicles Conference in London, UK, from January 20 to January 23, 2020.
FN America, LLC is pleased to announce on behalf of parent company, FN Herstal, S.A., that it will showcase next-generation marksmanship training solutions, which directly support improved Squad Lethality, at the 2019 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) held on December 2-6 in Orlando, Florida.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will present its latest
capabilities in defense and security solutions at MILIPOL 2019 Exhibition, Paris, France, from November 19 through to November 22.
For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces as well as Special Units, with weapons that give them a clear advantage in any engagement. FN Herstal will exhibit its small caliber weapon and weapon systems at DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019, Bangkok, from November 18 through to November 21.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will showcase its newly-developed ballistic calculator at Defense and Security Equipment International Exhibition from September 10 through to September 13.
Belgium-based FN Herstal has collaborated with specialists in serious gaming simulation to deliver an improved, unique user experience to both the operator and instructor using the FN® Expert marksmanship training system.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small calibre weapons, will showcase newly-developed small-calibre ammunition at Defense and Security Equipment International Exhibition in London, UK, from September 10 through to September 13.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will showcase its latest capabilities in defense and security solutions at the MSPO 2019 Exhibition, Kielce, Poland, from 3-6 September.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will showcase its one-stop-shop approach at the Paris Airshow from June 17 to June 23.
The THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) equipped with the deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station was deployed by Milrem Robotics and FN Herstal in Estonia during Spring Storm 2019, the country´s biggest annual military exercise that was held from April 29 through to May 17, 2019.
For 130 years, 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. FN Herstal, world leader in the design and manufacture of small arms, will present its latest products at EUROPOLTECH 2019 to be held in Warsaw between 8-10 May.
FN Herstal will be exhibiting the legendary firearms, integrated weapon systems and state-of-the-art technology that continues to position it as one of the world’s foremost and most innovative firearms manufacturers at the SITDEF Defense and Prevention of Disasters Exhibition 2019, Peru, from May 16 to 19.
FN Herstal has announced that it will be attending the LAAD Defense and Security Exhibition 2019 in Brazil. At the event, FN Herstal will be exhibiting the legendary firearms and state-of-the-art technology that ensures the company's position as one of the world’s foremost and most innovative firearms manufacturers.
The www.fnenovation.com website created by FN Herstal has just been set up. Developed to complement the corporate website (www.fnherstal.com), it provides users with simple, fast access to the high-tech solutions developed within the FN® e-novation product range.
FNH UK, the UK-based subsidiary of one of the world’s leading firearms manufacturers FN Herstal, will unveil its full capabilities at the DVD2018 show, due to take place at Millbrook,
UK, on 19 and 20 September 2018.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading firearms manufacturers, has developed a new comprehensive FN® Airborne Digital Suite to meet challenging market demands and expectations on integrating machine guns into modern platforms.
Following a successful partnership in displaying the deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station (RWS) fitted onto the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at the DSEI exhibition in London last year, FN HERSTAL and Milrem Robotics will go a step further at EUROSATORY in mid June.
For the first time in its history, FN Herstal will show its deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station (RWS) together with the ANTARES optronic system at the international EUROSATORY exhibition, due to be held in Paris, France, from 11-15 June.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading firearms manufacturers, will exhibit its FN® Expert marksmanship training system at the upcoming CSTM Conferência de Simulaçaõ e Tecnologia Militar, Brasilia, from 23-26 April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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