FN DeFNder M3P Machine Gun

The FN DeFNder is a remote weapon station that can accomodate any of FN Herstal’s machine guns. The weapon platform looks rather stable in full auto as you can see in the video below. The RWS can be mounted to an armored vehicle or even a boat for Naval purposes. It has cameras that can see in day or night. Machine guns can be replaced and interchanged in minutes.


The combined low silhouette and elevation/depression angles of the deFNder® Medium fitted with the FN
M3R™ machine gun are unique on the market:
–   Above deck height: Less than 630mm
–   Above deck weight: <205 kg fully loaded
–   Elevation angles:[-40°; +70°]

•    Modular

The deFNder® Medium can accept either of the following FN machine guns:
–    FN MINIMI® 5.56 (5.56x45mm NATO cal)
–    FN MINIMI® 7.62 (7.62x51mm NATO cal)
–    FN MAG® (7.62x51mm NATO cal)
–    FN M2HB-QCB™ (.50 cal)
–    FN M3R™ (.50 cal)
and 40mm AGL

Replacement of one machine gun with another one takes a few minutes, with no specific tools required.

As part of modularity, the customer can choose among a number of qualified day/sight modules (CCD + IR uncooled or cooled). Additionally, the deFNder® Medium is available with a one-hand or game pad control handle, and a standard or higher capacity ammunition box.

•    Customizable solution
A large number of options are available on request, such as two-axis gyroscopic stabilization, ballistic protection, target tracking, image stabilization and weapon protective cover.

•    Complete service package
In addition to the remote weapon station, FN Herstal provides everything the customer needs for rapid deployment. This includes associated weapon(s), ammunition, technical documentation, technical support, operator’s and maintenance training, and installation of the deFNder® Medium onto the platform.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • Giolli Joker

    FN M2HB-QCB™ (.50 cal)

    For an instant my eyes wanted to read CQB and my jaw started dropping…

    • Anonymoose

      Well, there have been 9″ barreled M1919s made FTL, and RoyalNonesuch has a 16″ .50BMG rifle, so I’m sure we could work something out.

    • Kivaari

      It must mean Quick Change Barrel, something they have been trying to get for the last 98 years.

  • TheNotoriousIUD
    • Just say’n

      A flash-bang? I doubt it. Got to be more robust than that. Maybe the optics.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Im serious dude, ive done it thousands of times.

        • Vhyrus

          Are you Snake? Could you be Solid Snake?

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            I have no idea what youre talking about.

            ****slithers into bushes***

          • VanDiemensLand

            [!] What was that?!?

          • Nicholas C


      • Gus Butts

        True, you’d need chaff grenades.

  • Hudson

    Just the thing for keeping the neighbors dogs from pooping on my lawn.

    • abecido

      Or for keeping the super mutants out of Abernathy Farm.

  • Christopher Wallace

    Well that is dope.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    +1 Deleted Scene

  • Joshua

    the captions are absolutely hilariously wrong for me

  • TDog

    Not sure remote weapon stations do anything other than make soldiers lazy and give the other guy a chance to run circles around you.

    Although I do like their offer of a complete service package. “Time out! Stop shooting! We got our service tech here to repair the turret mount! Give us five, okay?”

  • Does it come in 10mmx28?

  • Kivaari

    Machineguns in WW1 had better armor protection. I assume it is more for mounting on the top of armored vehicles or maritime assets.

  • schizuki

    Mount it on a tracked vehicle and give it AI. What could go wrong?

  • anonymouse

    Perfect for gunning down aliens in a corridor

  • Phil Ward

    I sEEee YoU!

  • Mark

    Does this thing have a FLIR scan and alert mode? Would be cool to have 8 of these around an FOB and have 4 guys inside a trailer be able to monitor the perimeter and double joystick two of them while everyone else was getting in defensive positions.

    As a taxpayer though, it would suck to have a little small arms fire take out a $250,000 sensor and camera package.

  • DIR911911 .

    Skynet just placed an order

  • BeoBear

    Oh yeah…I saw one of these protecting the super secret base on Marvel’s: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. If Director Coulson hadn’t sacrificed his badge the team would have been toast. I’m ahead of the curve for once *smug look*

  • Leveller

    Quad Browning M3’s were used in WW2, called War Thunder, but the Germans called them “Meat Choppers”.

  • Freedom?

    Roger that!

    Put’em on the SW border on the Trump wall and we have jobs and security.