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FN HERSTAL|22 October 2021

Remote Weapon Stations

FN Herstal provides a complete family of remote weapon stations, called deFNder.

Innovation-driven solutions to counter current and emerging threats

FN Herstal starting developing its first remote weapon station around a decade ago. This opened up a new business line that requires combined in-house expertise in firearms, integrated electronics, optoelectronics, software and power-drive technologies.

The company provides a complete family of remote weapon stations, called deFNder, in order to meet today’s operational requirements. The deFNder Remote Weapon Stations provide optimized remote firing capability day and night while keeping the operator completely under armour protection. The deFNder family includes three models: the deFNder Light, the deFNder Medium and the Sea deFNder, the latter specifically designed for naval applications.

Highly flexible, FN Herstal collaborates with End Users and/or OEMs to ensure the systems are properly integrated onto their land or naval vehicles, for both new and already in-service platforms.

DeFNder Light

DeFNder Light is well suited for self-defence, infantry fire support and combat missions as well as critical infrastructure protection.

The deFNder Remote Weapon Stations provide optimized remote firing capability day and night while keeping the operator completely under armour protection. The deFNder Light is the lightweight remote weapon station of the FN Herstal RWS family. It can integrate all FN Herstal machine guns up to 7.62mm calibre and is capable of extreme elevation and depression angles of operation.

  • 24/7 operations with day and night camera
  • Optimized footprint
  • Gyroscopic stabilisation
  • Target tracking and image stabilization
  • Laser range finder for ballistic calculation
  • Wide angles of operation
  • Round counter and burst limitation
  • Compatible with ‘turret onto turret’ applications
  • Weapon, sight system and HMI modularity
  • Interface with other sensors and BMS
  • Qualified to the highest military standards
  • Built-In Test
  • Only officially qualified Remote Weapon Stations with FN Herstal machine guns

DeFNder Medium

deFNder_Medium_FN_M3R

The DeFNder Medium offers state-of-the-art RWS combining heavy firepower with smart architecture.

The deFNder Remote Weapon Stations provide optimised remote firing capability day and night while keeping the operator completely under armour protection. The deFNder Medium is the medium weight remote weapon station of FN Herstal RWS family. It can integrate all FN Herstal machine guns up to .50 cal, including the unique FN M3R machine gun with a high firing rate of 1,100 RPM. Its modular architecture and capabilities can be tailored to meet various self-defence or collective missions.

  • 24/7 operations with day and night camera
  • Gyroscopic stabilisation
  • Target tracking and image stabilization
  • Laser range finder for ballistic calculation
  • Wide angles of operation
  • Round counter and burst limitation
  • Weapon, sight system and HMI modularity
  • Interface with other sensors and BMS
  • Qualified to the highest military standards
  • Manual back-up mode
  • Weapon protective cover
  • Links and cases collector
  • Smoke grenade launchers
  • Built-In Test
  • Only officially qualified Remote Weapon Stations with FN Herstal machine guns
  • Exclusivity of the high rate of fire machine gun FN M3R

Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small calibre weapons and associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal is pleased to present its White Paper on Small...
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