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News - FN Herstal

  • Defence Helicopter

    FN Herstal expands airborne pintle mounted systems portfolio

    14th October 2014

    The Dillon Aero M134D Gatling Gun will be offered by FN Herstal as an additional option to its airborne pintle mounted systems under a teaming …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MD Helicopter awarded Afghan MD 530F contracts

    10th October 2014

    MD Helicopters will build and deliver 12 MD 530F helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF) under a contract from the US Non-Standard Rotary Wing …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MD 530G Scout completes live fire qualifications

    21st August 2014

    The MD 530G Scout attack helicopter has successfully completed Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, MD Helicopters announced on 20 August. The …

  • Defence Notes

    Eurosatory: Companies position themselves for the future

    23rd June 2014

    In a climate of defence cuts, the main themes of the Eurosatory exhibition this year were to push new products, showcase technological developments and drive …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Aerotec eyes Moroccan with Gazelle upgrade

    28th April 2014

    French company Aerotec Group unveiled an upgraded SA341F Gazelle with a new arrangement of modern weapons at the Marrakesh Air Show. With the Royal Moroccan …

  • Land Warfare

    FN Herstal expands small calibre ammunition range

    26th February 2014

    FN Herstal has expanded its small calibre ammunition range with the introduction of three new products, the FN 9mm EP duty ammunition, the FN 9mm …

  • Land Warfare

    FN launches new Minimi LMG

    19th November 2013

    FN Herstal has unveiled its next generation FN Minimi Light Machine Gun (LMG) at the Milipol exhibition in Paris. The new LMG, known as the …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Russia revives $4.3 billion Iraq arms deal

    3rd July 2013

    Russia plans to deliver ten Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq within the next few months, it has been revealed. Speaking to Russian press …

  • Defence Helicopter

    RNLAF tests acoustic gunshot detection system

    26th June 2013

    The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has conducted a series of trials with a Microflown AVISA prototype acoustic gunshot detection system installed onboard a Eurocopter …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Wescam proves capability of MX series of turrets

    22nd April 2013

    In an effort to demonstrate the operational capability of its MX series of designator systems, L-3 Wescam has successfully completed a series of testing of …

  • Naval Warfare

    3SDL supports Finnish Navy acceptance tests

    22nd February 2013

    3SDL has provided support to the Finnish Navy during the recent Sea Acceptance Testing onboard the 1,450 ton Minelayer FNS Uusimaa. The work was performed …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Germany nears first Tiger operational deployment

    22nd November 2012

    After much delay, Germany’s Eurocopter Tiger attack helicopter will now deploy to Afghanistan for its first operational mission in early December. Four ASGARD-F Tigers will …

  • Land Warfare

    Airshow China: CASIC showcases air defence weapons

    15th November 2012

    The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) used Airshow China to trumpet its air defence credentials, displaying a range of systems, including the FD-2000 …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory 2012: FN Herstal launches new tactical rifle

    8th June 2012

    Belgium-based arms manufacturer FN Herstal will use the Eurosatory exhibition in Paris on 11 June to unveil a tactical version of its SCAR-H precision rifle. …

  • Land Warfare

    New configuration for FN MAG machine gun

    9th May 2012

    FN Herstal has announced that the 7.62x51mm NATO calibre FN MAG now comes now standard with a polymer buttstock. Traditionally supplied with a wooden buttstock, …

Programme Results - Defence Insight

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    MD 530F -Kenya

    Crew transition training took place at the MD Helicopters headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, with field service support, armament, and gunnery training scheduled to occur at ...

  • Military helicopters - scout/light attack

    MD 530G Lebanon

    The Armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter features next-generation all-glass cockpit that includes: two Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 6” x 9” LCD primary displays, Tek Fusion ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 4x4, Mine-protected vehicles


    Programme Background Requirement The Luxembourg MoD wants to replace the Luxembourg Army's fleet of 42 AM General M1151 HMMWV Up-Armoured (UA) and 48 KMW Dingo ...

  • Fast attack/patrol craft and interceptors

    Indonesian Navy PC-60M

    Programme Background Local Indonesian shipyard PT Caputra Mitra Sejati has designed and developed a class of fast patrol boats that have been ordered by the ...

  • Light attack, Trainer

    L-39NG Senegal

    The aircraft will feature five hard-points, two external fuel tanks with 350 lt capacity, Mk 81 and Mk 82 bombs, guided and unguided rockets, single ...

Equipment Results - Defence Insight

  • Heavy machine guns


    FN Herstal is the original designer and manufacturer of the Quick Change Barrel (QCB) version of the Browning M2HB 50cal HMG. FN Herstal has produced ...

  • Submachine guns


    FN Herstal unveiled the 5.56mm FN SCAR-SC (Subcompact Carbine), the newest member of the SCAR (SOF Combat Assault Rifle) family originally developed for the US ...

  • Land: fire control systems

    FN FCU Mk3

    In February 2017, FN Herstal introduced the FN FCU Mk3 fire control unit for 40mm grenade launchers as a successor to the previous FN FCU-850N ...

  • Medium/general-purpose machine guns

    FN MAG

    FN Herstal is the original designer and manufacturer of the 7.62mm FN MAG (General Support Machine Gun). More than 230,000 have been produced since 1958, ...

  • Helicopter guns

    FN MAG 58M on Pintle

    The FN MAG 58M machine gun is a single-barrel, fully automatic 7.62x51mm NATO machine gun designed to be pintle-mounted on FN Herstal’s mounts in rotary-wing ...

  • APCs/IFVs - 6x6


    Streit unveiled the Varan 6x6 amphibious armoured vehicle at the IDEX defence exhibition in February 2013. The vehicle can be fitted with additional ballistic protection ...

  • Pistols

    FN 509

    FN Herstal launched its FN 509 pistol in 2018. The pistol was designed for commercial, law enforcement and military use. The semi-automatic FN 509 has ...

  • Air: Integrated cockpit systems

    FN D-PC

    FN D-PC is a Digital Pod Controller capable of controlling two mission stores, either FN Herstal digital pods or up to 19 tubes rocket launchers ...

  • Helicopter guns

    FN RMP

    FN Herstal has designed and manufactured the FN RMP (Rocket Machine Gun Pod), a self-contained, all-in-one weapon system. The system includes a 50cal FN M3P ...

  • Pistols

    FN Five-seveN

    FN Herstal developed the FN Five-seveN pistol in the 1990s to complement its FN P90 personal defence weapon – both fire a 5.7x28mm cartridge developed ...

  • Submachine guns

    FN P90

    FN Herstal introduced the FN P90 PDW in 1990 to fire its 5.7x28mm cartridge. Both were developed with the aim of providing a more efficient ...

  • Helicopter guns

    FN M3M (GAU-21) on Pintle

    The FN M3M Pintle weapon system includes a 50cal FN M3M (GAU-21) machine gun with spade grips, a medium pintle head including a soft mount, ...

  • Individual grenade launchers

    FN GL1

    The 40mm low-velocity FN Herstal FN GL1 was designed to integrate under the FN F2000 Standard or Tactical assault rifle (see separate entry) as a ...

  • Land: manned turrets


    The TORC30 is a stabilised unmanned turret armed with a Rheinmetall MK30-2/ABM 30mm cannon being developed by Ares, an Elbit subsidiary, and the Brazilian Army’s ...

  • Helicopter guns

    FN M3P Machine Gun

    The FN M3P is a 50cal single-barrel, high-rate-of-fire, fully automatic machine gun. It was designed, developed and manufactured by FN Herstal to be axially or ...