FN Herstal unveils FN Airborne Digital Suite
FN Herstal has developed a new FN Airborne Digital Suite for the customisable integration of machine guns into airborne platforms, the company announced on 6 July.
The suite combines the FN Digital Head-Up Display (D-HUD), the FN Digital Pod Controller (D-PC) and the FN D-Pod.
D-HUD is a modern targeting solution to improve precision in firing. It enhances accuracy and situational awareness and reduces the pilot workload. This D-HUD is easy to integrate, ergonomic and equipped with high-end optics technology and ballistic computation solution.
The D-PC is an armament management system designed to control digital pods and rocket launchers. It is connected to the pods via MIL-STD-1760 compliant protocol.
The D-Pod a self-contained fixed-forward pod system featuring a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun with digital communication. The system is available in three variants: .50 cal FN D-HMP250 Pod (ammo capacity: 250 rounds); .50 cal FN D-HMP400 Pod (ammo capacity: 400 rounds) and .50 cal FN D-RMP Pod (ammo capacity: 250 rounds and 3 x 2.75inch rocket launcher tubes).
The FN D-Pod can be operated by either FN D-PC or onboard non-FN armament management system. It allows rapid reconfiguration of helicopters or subsonic aircraft between missions.
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