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News - FN Herstal

  • Land Warfare

    SHOT Show: FN details 7.62mm SCAR-SC development

    25th January 2018

    FN Herstal expects to offer a larger 7.62mm calibre version of its SCAR subcompact carbine (SC) by this summer. Speaking at this year’s SHOT Show …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Indonesia receives five military helicopters

    17th January 2018

    Indonesia’s military received five helicopters – two Airbus Helicopters AS565 MBe Panthers and three armed H125M Fennecs – plus a CN-235-220 aircraft from PT Dirgantara …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Milrem targets US Army weaponised robot programme

    3rd January 2018

    Estonian-based company Milrem Robotics is entering 2018 with a firm focus on the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) initiative after losing out on the Squad …

  • Uncrewed Vehicles

    Milrem Robotics demos waypoint navigation solution

    27th December 2017

    Milrem Robotics has successfully demonstrated waypoint navigation capabilities of the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle (UGV), the company announced on 19 December. The autonomous solution allowed …

  • Land Warfare

    FN Herstal unveils FN 509 pistol

    22nd November 2017

    FN Herstal has launched a full-size (9x19mm) FN 509 striker pistol specially designed for security forces, the company announced on 20 November. The FN 509’s slide …

  • Land Warfare

    New Zealand rejuvenates sniper rifle inventory

    23rd October 2017

    The New Zealand Army has selected US company Barrett to fulfil a requirement for two types of new sniper rifle: the 12.7mm M107A1 anti-materiel rifle …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ​AUSA 2017: M134 to expand global footprint

    10th October 2017

    Profense, manufacturers of the M134 minigun, is looking to expand its global footprint in the next 12 months as interest grows in the weapons system. …

  • Land Warfare

    DSEI 2017: UK soldier modernisation marches on

    5th September 2017

    The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) continues to advance its soldier modernisation initiatives including plans to introduce a lighter ballistic plate for dismounted troops by …

  • Land Warfare

    Brazilian Army receives first 30mm Guarani

    9th August 2017

    The Brazilian Army has received its first VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 amphibious armoured vehicle equipped with a 30mm remote-controlled weapon station (RCWS). On 14 July, the Brazilian …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Brazilian Navy receives CSAR H225M

    10th July 2017

    Helibras, a local operation of Airbus Helicopters, recently handed over the first of three H225M helicopters in CSAR configuration to the Brazilian Navy. The aircraft, …

  • Land Warfare

    Belgium aligns to France’s ‘Scorpion’ programme

    26th June 2017

    The Belgium government has approved plans that will see the country’s land forces recapitalise its armoured vehicle fleet through closer cooperation with France, in a …

  • Land Warfare

    India reboots CQB rifle tender

    14th June 2017

    This month the Indian Army launched a supplementary RfI to obtain 44,000 much-needed 5.56mm close-quarter battle (CQB) carbines.These are intended to replace its retired Sterling 1A1 9mm …

  • Land Warfare

    Portugal clears way for small arms refresh

    12th June 2017

    The Portuguese Ministry of National Defense has authorised the country’s army to acquire small arms and associated sights, equipment and services, through the NATO Support …

  • Special Operations

    New gear for Singapore special forces

    29th May 2017

    The Special Operations Task Force (SOTF) of the Singapore Armed Forces has inducted a series of new personal equipment and firearms. A notable additional is …

  • Training

    ITEC 2017: Dutch door gunner trainer upgrade

    17th May 2017

    Along with MOUT, cultural awareness and JTAC training, one of the major training shortfall issues to emerge over recent years has been the need to …

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 ...