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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.
Portable weapons: from the FN less lethal solution to the FN MAG®
A wide range of FN portable weapons will be displayed at Defense & Security 2019. FN Herstal proposes rifles and carbines for all types of Defense and Security missions. Based on the rifle that equips elite military Special Forces worldwide, the FN SCAR®-L (5.56x45mm/.223 Rem) and FN SCAR®-H rifles (7.62x51mm/.308 cal.) are available in several versions: various barrel lengths; wide offering of buttstock types; choice between receiver with Picatinny type side rails or KeyMod receiver; black or FDE color. The subcompact FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine is the newest addition to the FN SCAR® family and is available in 5.56x45mm (.223 Rem cal.) or 7.62x31mm (.300 BLK).
The 40mm FN40GL® Mk2 grenade launcher mounted under any FN SCAR® assault rifle or used as a stand-alone launcher provides increased capability to the user. To achieve full potential on the battlefield, the FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit can be fitted on the FN40GL® grenade launcher, or any multi-shot grenade launcher.
The FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit provides a complete sighting and aiming solution. The FN SCAR®-H PR precision rifle is a highly reliable and extremely accurate weapon of choice for the specialised Marksman. The semi-automatic 7.62x51mm (.308) rifle with its heavy floating barrel and Match grade trigger provides rapid shots on target even at long range. The long one-piece integrated top rail allows day and night optics to be fitted inline. A choice of buttstock options – foldable or fixed, tactical – allow the rifle to be adapted to the user’s needs.
When there is no margin for error, the FN SCAR®-H PR precision rifle can make the difference. Next to the FN SCAR® line, FN Herstal will exhibit the world-renowned FN MINIMI® Mk3 light machine guns available in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm NATO calibers and the original FN MAG® general-purpose machine gun. The FN 303® Less Lethal solution, also on show, is particularly effective when a baton is not sufficient and lethal force may still be avoided. Personnel can intervene with an acceptable level of force while remaining at a safe distance.
High firepower with FN® integrated weapon systems
Also to be seen at Defense & Security 2019, the deFNder® Medium Remote Weapon Station. Combining a smart and modular architecture with heavy firepower, the RWS can accept the FN MINIMI® 5.56 (FN®M249), the FN MINIMI® 7.62 (FN® Mk48), the FN MAG® (FN®M240) and .50 cal weapons such as the FN® M2HB-QCB and exclusive FN® M3R machine guns.
FN fixed-forward firing capabilities will also be on show with the FN® D-RMP Digital Rocket Machine Gun Pod. It comes with a 250-round .50 cal ammunition box and three 70mm rocket launcher tubes and is digitally compatible (MILSTD-1760 standard compliant). Alongside airborne applications, FN Herstal will also present its agile FN® Light Pintle System (LPS), to be mounted on new or in-service platforms.
The FN® LPS equipped with the FN MAG® 58M is well-suited for self-defense and suppressive fire in an anti-personnel role up to 1,000m.
Throughout its whole product range, FN Herstal offers 360-degree service support, including a wide range of certified accessories and ammunition. FN Herstal’s products are to be seen at DEFENSE & SECURITY 2019, stand M17, Bangkok, Thailand, from 18 through to 21 November 2019.
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