Chinook CH-47F is primarily deployed in the transportation of troops, artillery, supplies and equipment to the battlefield.
FN Herstal provides integrated airborne weapon systems with unprecedented and unequalled firing capabilities for multi-role helicopters and subsonic aircraft while maintaining simplicity of use and crew safety.
Taking advantage of its century-long firearms expertise, FN Herstal designs, develops and manufactures fully integrated airborne weapon systems equipped with combat proven, single-barrel automatic machine guns that offer reliability, accuracy, simplicity and safety.
FN Herstal’s integrated airborne weapon systems include crew-served or axially mounted machine guns, rocket launchers and a complete range of ammunition.
More than just selling weapon systems, FN Herstal develops the complete integration of the system together with the helicopter manufacturer or directly with the end user. The company supervises the installation of all its products and provides operator training as well as a high-quality after-sales service to meet our customers’ requirements.
For 120 years, FN Herstal has successfully equipped generations of soldiers, airmen and marines. Its solid reputation can be attributed to its rigorous professional ethics, ongoing effort to achieve foremost quality, and commitment to efficient service and outstanding customer support. Every weapon FN Herstal builds proudly bears the FN Herstal oval, a mark that represents more than a century of experience making the finest weapons in the world.
FN airborne pintle weapon systems
FN Herstal’s airborne pintle mounted weapon systems are fully mechanical and do not require any electrical power, making firing possible even if the carrier faces problems. They can integrate two different weapons, either a .50 cal or 7.62 cal FN machine gun.
FN airborne pintle mounted systems can be window-, door- or ramp positioned and offer the following:
- A .50 cal FN M3M / GAU-21 machine gun for outstanding firepower (1,100 rounds per minute) or a 7.62mm cal FN MAG 58M machine gun
- A soft mount for recoil attenuation and wide angle of operation
- Outstanding balance of the system for perfect firing accuracy
- Open bolt firing mode machine gun for full safety and reliability
- Lightweight and fully mechanical system
FN airborne podded weapon systems
FN airborne podded systems are self-contained and present an all-in-one concept including a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun (1,100 rounds per minute), ammunition box,firing actuator and cocking device in one single casing, ensuring optimum performance in
difficult operational conditions, such as sandy or dusty environment. An optional configuration is available with three additional rockets providing extra firepower.
FN airborne podded mounted systems feature a fit and plug concept through 14in Nato standard lugs, for easy and quick adjustment of the helicopter configuration depending on the mission.
FN Herstal offers the three following models:
- FN HMP250 featuring a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun, a 250-round ammunition box, and a links and cases collector
- FN HMP400 featuring a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun, a 400-round ammunition box capacity, and a links or links and cases collector
- RMP featuring a .50 cal M3P machine gun, a 250-round ammunition box capacity, three rocket launcher tubes (for 2.75in-70mm rockets) and a links collector
To date, FN Herstal airborne weapon systems have been selected to equip more than 2,800 helicopters and subsonic aircraft worldwide. FN Herstal is also a market leader in the supply of small arms.
FN range of small caliber ammunition
FN Herstal manufactures and provides a full range of small caliber ammunition, including the .50 cal APEI (stands for Armour-Piercing Explosive Incendiary).
Beechcraft’s (formerly Hawker Beechcraft) T-6C Texan II next-generation military flight trainer aircraft is an improved version of the T-6B Texan II primary aircraft training system.
Tu-160 supersonic strategic bomber (Nato reporting name of Blackjack) is a variable-sweep wing supersonic strategic missile carrier manufactured by the Tupolev aircraft research and engineering complex joint stock company of Moscow and the Kazan-Gorbunov Aircraft Production Association in Tatarstan from 1980 to 1992.
The A-10 Thunderbolt is also known as the Warthog, the 'flying gun' and the Tankbuster. The aircraft was used extensively during Operation Desert Storm, in support of Nato operations in response to the Kosovo crisis, in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Hero-400EC (Electric, Cruciform) is an extended-range variant of the Hero family of loitering weapon systems developed by UVision Air, an unmanned air system developer based in Israel.
The Strsljen multimission unmanned helicopter, developed by Serbian arms manufacturer EDePro, was unveiled during the International Defence Exhibition and Conference 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons, associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal has announced earlier today the upcoming launch of an unprecedented shoulder-fired weapon.
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IDEX 2021: Discover FN Herstal Land & Sea’s latest solutions ready to meet the ever-changing battlefield and mission needs
FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of small caliber weapon and integrated weapon systems is proud to announce the launch of new products in its Land & Sea portfolio.
The next issue of the Stay FN® Connected newsletter by Belgiumbased designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons, associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal, will be available soon. Stay FN® Connected newsletters include FN Herstal business information, FN stories, tips and how-to’s.
Naval Group and Kership Select ABC and FN Herstal as Key Suppliers for Belgium and Netherlands Mine Counter Measures Programme
ABC and FN Herstal have been selected as strategic suppliers for the mine counter measures vessels built by Kership Shipyard for Naval Group to the benefit of the Belgian and Royal Netherlands Navies.
Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons and associated weapon systems and ammunition FN Herstal will attend EURONAVAL online, from today to 25 October.
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Belgium-based designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapons and associated weapon systems FN Herstal introduces a newly-developed Ground Support Equipment (GSE) test unit, called FN® D-Pod TU, and offers optimized level of integration, operational capability and maintenance on rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft.
FN Herstal, a Belgian subsidiary of the Herstal Group, and the French group Nexter have signed a strategic contract in the framework of the CaMo (Capacité Motorisée or Motorized Capability) program for the modernization of the Belgian Army’s ground mobility capability.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world’s leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will present its latest capabilities in defense and security solutions at MILIPOL 2019 Exhibition, Paris, France, from November 19 through to November 22.
For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces as well as Special Units, with weapons that give them a clear advantage in any engagement. FN Herstal will exhibit its small caliber weapon and weapon systems at DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019, Bangkok, from November 18 through to November 21.
FN Herstal has confirmed it will be exhibiting at the 2019 MSPO Defence Exhibition in Kielce, Poland on 3-6 September.
FNH UK, the UK-based subsidiary of FN Herstal, will attend the Close Combat Symposium organised by Cranfield Defence and Security University from 9-11 July.
For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces, as well as special units, with firearms that give them a clear advantage in any engagement.
For 130 years, FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces as well as Special Units, with firearms that give them a clear advantage in any engagement. This proud tradition is set to continue long into the future. FN Herstal, world leader in the design and manufacture of small arms, presented its latest products at EUROPOLTECH 2019 in Warsaw on 8-10 May.
FN Herstal will be presenting its firearms, integrated weapon systems and latest technology that positions it as one of the world’s leading innovative firearms manufacturers at the SITDEF Defense and Prevention of Disasters Exhibition 2019 in Peru on 16-19 May.
FN Herstal has confirmed its attendance for the upcoming SITDEF event in Peru, which focusses on international defense technology and prevention of disasters.
FN Herstal has confirmed its attendance at this year's Enforce Tac exhibition being held in Nuremberg, Germany on 6-7 March 2019.
FN Herstal has announced that it will be attending this year’s International Military Helicopter event, taking place in London, UK.
FN Herstal and its subsidiaries FN America and FNH UK will be attending this year’s Shot Show event in Las Vegas, Nevada, US.
FN Herstal and its subsidiaries FN America and FNH UK will be attending this year’s International Armoured Vehicles event in London, UK.
Belgium-based weapon and weapon system designer and manufacturer FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the company and its subsidiaries of FN America and FNH UK will attend in 2019.
Leading firearms manufacturers FN HERSTAL has developed a new comprehensive FN® Airborne Digital Suite to meet challenging market demands and expectations on integrating machine guns into modern platforms, which will be exhibited at this year's Farnborough International Airshow.
FN HERSTAL and Milrem Robotics to Demonstrate Integrated Concept of deFNder® Medium RWS and THeMIS UGV at EUROSATORY
Following a successful partnership in displaying the deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station (RWS) fitted onto the THeMIS Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) at the DSEI exhibition in London last year, FN HERSTAL and Milrem Robotics will go a step further at EUROSATORY in mid June.
FN Herstal will display its deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station (RWS) along with the ANTARES optronic system at this year's international defence and security EUROSATORY exhibition, to be held in Paris, France, from 11-15 June.
FN HERSTAL, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be taking part in this year's Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) between 21-24 May in Tampa, Florida, US.
FN HERSTAL and its US subsidiary FN America will be participating in the upcoming ITEC conference between 15-17 May in Stuttgart, Germany.
FN HERSTAL, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be taking part in the International Defence Exhibition Bratislava (IDEB) 2018 between 16-18 May at the EXPO-Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia.
FN Herstal, along with US subsidiary FN America, will be attending the QUAD-A 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit.
FN HERSTAL and US subsidiary FN America will be attending the 20th anniversary of FIDAE, a leading aerospace and defence trade show in Latin America.
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's EVTA in Paris, France, on 29 March.
FN Herstal has proposed a short telescopic buttstock for its FN SCAR®-SC Subcompact Carbine.
FN Herstal and US subsidiary FN America will be attending this year's Enforce Tac international exhibition and conference.
FN Herstal is pleased to announce that its FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit has been selected to be part of the Infanterist der Zukunft - Erweitertes System (IdZ-ES) program for the German Army.
FN Herstal and subsidiaries FN America and FNH UK will be attending this year's International Military Helicopter (IMH) show between 30 January - 1 February.
FN Herstal and its subsidiaries, FN America and FNH UK, are pleased to be attending this year's SHOT Show between 23-26 January.
FN Herstal, along with its subsidiaries FN America and FNH UK, will be attending this year's International Armoured Vehicles (IAV) Conference.
Small arms company FN HERSTAL will be attending Expodefensa taking place in Bogota, Colombia, between 4-6 December.
At Milipol Paris 2017 FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small arms, will unveil an innovative addition to its renowned FN SCAR® family: the FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine.
FN HERSTAL is due to appear at the MILIPOL 2017 event, which is in Paris, France, from 21-24 November.
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending this year's Defense & Security Expo in Bangkok, Thailand.
Three years after being acquired by small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, Manroy Engineering has revealed its rebranding and name change to FNH UK.
Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal, along with its subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at SITDEF 2017 in Lima, Peru, between 18-21 May.
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be attending the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) 2017 in Tampa, Florida, US, between 15-18 May.
FN Herstal and its subsidiary FN America will be exhibiting at this year's EUROPOLTECH, between 26-28 April.
FN Herstal, along with its US subsidiary FN America, will be exhibiting at this year's QUAD-A show.
Leading firearms manufacturer Belgium-based FN Herstal is introducing its third-generation Mk3 version of the FN® FCU.
Belgium-based leading firearms manufacturer FN Herstal will be exhibiting its FN® Expert Marksmanship Training System at this year's IDEX trade show in Abu Dhabi between 19-23 February.
Leading firearms manufacturer FN Herstal has released its newly developed, self-powered for the FN SCAR® collection of rifles based on breakthrough technology.
FN Herstal will be visiting the NATO Life Cycle Management (LCM) Conference between 24-25 January at the Parker Hotel Brussels Airport, Belgium.
Small arms specialist FN Herstal, along with its subsidary FN America, will be attending the SHOT Show 2017.
FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the company, and its US subsidiary FN America, will attend in 2017.
Belgium-based FN Herstal, a leading firearms manufacturers, will be exhibiting its full portfolio at this year's Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEi) exhibition on 15-18 September in London, UK.
FN Herstal will be exhibiting at the LAAD Defense and Security Exhibition 2015.
FN Herstal, a world leader of small caliber weapon systems, has teamed with Dillon Aero to add to its portfolio of FN MAG® 58M and FN M3M™ (GAU-21) machine guns, the Dillon Aero M134D Gatling gun, as an additional option to its airborne pintle mounted systems.
FN Herstal will attend the Enforce Tac exhibition, which will take place from 5 - 6 March 2014 in Nuremburg, Germany.
It all started back in 1889 with a talented team of entrepreneurs. Today, the Herstal Group people still share the same culture of innovation, quality and customer excellence as from the very start.
Belgium-based small arms manufacturer FN Herstal unveils the next generation FN MINIMI® light machine gun in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm calibers during the MILIPOL exhibition in Paris (19 - 22 November 2013).
FN Herstal will attend the MAKS International Aviation and Space Trade Show, which will take place in Zhukosvky, Moscow Region, from 27 August to 1st September.
For the first time in its history, Belgium-based FN Herstal has utilised advanced composite material for yoke manufacturing.
Two armored vehicle manufacturers, Renault Trucks Defense and Streit, have selected the deFNder® remote weapon station to equip their vehicles at the international IDEX 2013 trade show, to be held in Abu Dhabi from 17 to 21 February 2013.
FN Herstal has recently been certified to AS/EN 9100 aerospace standards, the most advanced quality management system (QMS) standards for aviation, space and defence industries.
FN Herstal will introduce its newly developed FN Fire Control Unit to the Turkish market at the IDEF trade show being held in Istanbul from 10-13 May 2011. The FN Fire Control Unit: First Round Hits. On Target. Every Time. Successful target engagement with 40mm LV tube-l
Belgium-based FN Herstal is pleased to announce that the FN MINIMI™ 5.56 has been selected as the new light machine gun for the Norwegian Armed Forces. The Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) confirmed their decision last November, putting an end to a yearlong competit
Small arms manufacturer FN Herstal has issued the list of trade shows the Company will attend in 2011. 8-9 February: INTERNATIONAL ARMOURED VEHICLES, London, UK 20-24 February: IDEX, Abu Dhabi, UAE 12-15 April: LAAD, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 13-15 April: EUROPOLTECH, Warsaw
The French Direction Générale de l'Armement (DGA) has selected the MAG machine gun, manufactured by Belgium-based FN Herstal, to replace its existing AN F1 machine guns. The DGA confirmed this decision on 15 December 2010 as a result of an international competition. The FN MAG machine g
FN Herstal received notification from the USSOCOM Program Executive Office—SOF Warrior (PEO—SW) that the SCAR Acquisition Decision Memorandum (ADM) was approved and signed on April 14, 2010, moving this FN program into the Milestone C phase. This decision authorizes the production and deployment
The marketing department (business development) at FN Herstal has an immediate opportunity for an operational analyst. Under the supervision of the marketing director, the incumbent will perform operational analyses for one of FN Herstal's key customers as part of a program related to the use of
A global leader in the manufacture of small calibre weapons, ammunition and weapon systems, FN Herstal, will attend the Paris Air Show 15-21 June 2009 (Hall 2B, Booth no. G32b in the Belgian Pavilion). FN Herstal designs, develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of integrated w
Following a follow-up audit by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), it was determined that FN Herstal's previously ISO certified 9001:2000 quality management system (QMS) meets the requirements of the new standard ISO 9001:2008 for its complete range of products and services and it has pass
FN Herstal officially launches its new website, which brings some major improvements. The Internet users are able to compare technical data of products of the same family therefore select quickly and easily the more appropriate weapon. The new design gives more importance to interacti
Belgium-based Herstal Group, the parent company of weapon manufacturer FN Herstal, recently inaugurated a new industrial complex in Herstal, Belgium. The new facilities house a state-of-the-art Test & Evaluation Centre and the R&D Department in charge of integrated weapon system activiti
DSEI this year gave FN HERSTAL the opportunity to demonstrate its capabilities for maintaining its long-standing product range whilst bringing innovative solutions worldwide. On display at the show was a full range of portable weapons, amongst which the famous MAG 7.62 and the MI
One of the world's largest manufacturer of small calibre weapons, FN HERSTAL will present a broad range of products, including the battle-proven MINIMI machine gun, the F2000 assault rifle with all its variants, the 5.7 x28 mm weapon system, including the new P90® Tactical submachine guns and Five-s