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News - FN Herstal

  • Land Warfare

    Insight: Will small arms ever reach Indian Army hands?

    26th January 2019

    It is quite incredible how much difficulty the Indian Army is having in obtaining new small arms to replace the likes of the INSAS assault …

  • Military Logistics

    Kongsberg, Patria to acquire AIM Norway

    20th December 2018

    Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace (KDA) has entered into an agreement with the Norwegian Ministry of Defence for the purchase of Aerospace Industrial Maintenance Norway (AIM …

  • Land Warfare

    British Army demos new Challenger 2 urban operation tank concept

    10th December 2018

    The British Army’s Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) has developed a new Challenger 2 MBT demonstrator to highlight modifications that could be made to the platform …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Indo Defence 2018: Profense sets the pace with M134

    8th November 2018

    Profense’s M134 Gatling Gun has been operational in Indonesia since 2014, a purchase the company believes is down to the weapon's key features, such as …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MDHI to deliver six MD 530Fs to Kenya

    2nd October 2018

    MD Helicopters (MDHI) has received a second order to deliver six armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Kenya Defence Force, the company announced …

  • Defence Helicopter

    FN Pods qualified for HForce

    8th August 2018

    FN Herstal has integrated its self-contained airborne FN Pod system onto the Airbus H145M helicopter, the company announced on 2 August. This system, which includes …

  • Land Warfare

    Army explores SAW replacement with NGSAR awards

    13th July 2018

    The US Army has awarded six Other Transaction Agreements (OTA) for prototypes of a Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle (NGSAR). The NGSAR, which will address …

  • Defence Helicopter

    FN Herstal unveils FN Airborne Digital Suite

    12th July 2018

    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 …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Eurosatory 2018: Milrem ups the ante with anti-tank missile integration

    7th June 2018

    Milrem Robotics is set to be one of the most represented UGV manufacturers at this year’s Eurosatory defence exhibition in Paris. Four of the Estonian …

  • Land Warfare

    IDEB 2018: Czech army unveils new ISR vehicle configuration

    16th May 2018

    The Czech Army has received the first prototype of a specially configured 4x4 armoured vehicle designed for ISR operations.   The vehicle, on display at …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    SOFEX 2018: Machine gun robot first public sighting

    10th May 2018

    The King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) showcased the first prototype of its weaponised UGV at SOFEX 2018 in Amman. Under development for …

  • Land Warfare

    British Army to drop light machine gun

    13th March 2018

    The British Army is expected to move ahead with plans to remove the Light Machine Gun (LMG) from its dismounted infantry platoons. While the decision …

  • Land Warfare

    Additional buttstock variant for FN SCAR-SC

    6th March 2018

    FN Herstal has developed a new short telescopic buttstock variant for its FN SCAR-SC subcompact carbine weapon, the company announced on 2 March. The variant …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    New THeMIS UGV introduced

    1st March 2018

    Milrem Robotics has introduced its next generation THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) designed and developed for desert terrain and hot climates, the company announced on …

  • Land Warfare

    FN FCU Mk3 for German Army

    1st March 2018

    FN Herstal’s FN Fire Control Unit (FCU) Mk3 has been selected for the German Army’s Future Soldier Expanded System (IdZ-ES) programme, the company announced on …

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 ...