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News - FN Herstal

  • Special Operations

    AUSA 2016: Colt launches new SF rifle

    5th October 2016

    A new short-barrelled rifle (SBR) 5.56mm variant of the M4 rifle – called the SCW0923 – has been launched by Colt. The rifle is designed …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ADAS 2016: Indonesian Army Aviation reaps benefit of deployment

    22nd September 2016

    The Indonesian Army is learning valuable lessons from its helicopter detachment’s current deployment to Mali. The Indonesian Medium Utility Helicopter Unit (INDO MUHU) landed in …

  • Defence Helicopter

    ADAS 2016: Royal Thai Navy welcomes new H145Ms

    19th September 2016

    Five H145M light utility helicopters arrived at the Royal Thai Navy’s (RTN) U-Tapao air base on 8 September. They will enter service in November to …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MSPO 2016: Chile selects S-70i Black Hawk

    7th September 2016

    Chile has become the sixth customer for the Polish-built S-70i Black Hawk, selecting the helicopter for a six aircraft order, manufacturer Sikorsky has revealed. The …

  • Land Warfare

    Afghanistan requests US weapons

    19th August 2016

    The US State Department has made a determination approving a potential foreign military sale (FMS) for individual and crew served weapons, equipment, training, and support …

  • Training

    Senegal chooses Korean trainers

    22nd July 2016

    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has gained a first African customer for its KT-1 turboprop trainer aircraft. The inaugural customer on the continent is Senegal, which …

  • Land Warfare

    Singapore Marauders to be commissioned next year

    21st July 2016

    The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will be commissioning the Paramount Marauder mine-protected vehicle next year to complement the army’s growing motorised capabilities.  The SAF calls …

  • Defence Helicopter

    MD 530F shipment arrives in Kabul

    27th June 2016

    A shipment of five additional rotorcraft from MD Helicopters arrived in the Afghan capital on 17 June.  The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior scout helicopters will …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: Rifle shortening kit from LMT

    22nd June 2016

    A new Personal Defence Weapon (PDW) upgrade kit was being offered by Lewis Machine & Tools at Eurosatory that provides a way of shortening existing …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Theon Sensors unveils thermal imaging range

    21st June 2016

    Theon Sensors has unveiled a new range of thermal imaging products. The company develops electro-optic systems for image intensification thermal and night vision systems. The …

  • Land Warfare

    FN Herstal develops carbon connection plate

    16th June 2016

    FN Herstal has developed a new carbon connection plate prototype made of advanced composite materials for pintle weapon systems, the company has announced. FN Herstal has …

  • Defence Helicopter

    Eurosatory: New FN HUD on display

    15th June 2016

    FN Herstal is displaying its new FN Head-up Display (HUD) sighting system for the first time at Eurosatory in Paris. The FN HUD is a …

  • Digital Battlespace

    Eurosatory: Noptel launches new modules

    15th June 2016

    Noptel has expanded its range of long distance rangefinders, with new modules launched at Eurosatory. According to the company, the small size open modules have …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: New FN Herstal buttstock

    14th June 2016

    FN Herstal has introduced a new tactical buttstock for its combat proven FN MINIMI 5.56 light machine gun at Eurosatory on 13 June. The tactical …

  • Land Warfare

    Eurosatory: The ones to watch (video)

    10th June 2016

    As the Eurosatory 2016 exhibition kicks off, industry is getting into position to present the latest products and technologies to military customers on the continent. …

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 ...