Photo Of The Day – We’re happy to see that the life of exhibitions is going back to normal. FN Herstal are exhibiting at DEFEA 2021 in Greece next week. There are no real new firearms to be exhibited, but FN Herstal attached a few really nice photos to their press release for us to enjoy. Their highlights will be the FN SCAR family of rifles, the 5.7x28mm weapon systems, the FN MINIMI and the FN MAG machine guns. They will also show their Sea deFNder remote weapon system.
Here you can enjoy some of the pictures:
The FN SCAR® has proven itself an exceptional weapon
Designed to the most demanding specifications, tested and used by combat units across the globe, the FN SCAR® is not just one rifle, it is an entire family that covers the full range of requirements of the modern soldier:
– The FN SCAR®-L (5.56x45mm NATO) and the FN SCAR®-H (7.62x51mm NATO) assault rifles, able to take the 40mm FN40GL® grenade launcher, are for front line missions.
– The FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbines, chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO or 7.62x35mm (.300 BLK) caliber, are a perfect choice for carrying and use in confined spaces.
– The 7.62x51mm NATO FN SCAR®-H PR and TPR precision rifles provide long range accuracy with rapid semi-auto or selective fire for designated marksmen or sniper teams.
The highly innovative design of the FN SCAR® combines outstanding performance in all conditions with unlimited modularity and flexibility. Ergonomic commonality and parts commonality throughout the FN SCAR® family ensure simplified armorer and user level training and reduced life cycle costs.
The iconic FN® 5.7x28mm Weapon System. For self-defense, at close range. (See top picture)
The FN P90® Tactical submachine gun and the FN Five-seveN® Tactical Mk2 pistol are both chambered in the recently NATO standardized 5.7x28mm caliber and constitute the FN® 5.7x28mm Weapon System. Currently fielded in over 40 countries in all environments, regular armies and Special Forces can rely on a very effective and reliable weapon-cartridge duo combining efficiency, reliability and reduced risk of collateral damage. With its short and light trigger pull, the FN Five-seveN® Tactical Mk2 pistol provides rapid target engagement, with low recoil.
Lightweight and very compact (50cm long, ready to fire), the FN P90® Tactical submachine gun is easy to handle in confined spaces and simple to use and maintain. It provides the means to face armed and threatening individuals effectively and safely. The FN P90® is proposed with optional accessories, such as optical sights, tactical lights, and sound suppressor. The FN P90® is also available with a visible or IR laser pointer fully integrated into the receiver.
As a NATO standardized caliber, the 5.7x28mm caliber provides armies with the guarantee of interchangeability between ammunition from different manufacturers and operational efficiency in weapons of this caliber.
World’s most deployed machine guns
The FN MINIMI® and the FN MAG® machine guns have repeatedly proved themselves in combat to earn their position as market leaders in their field. The FN MINIMI® Mk3 Light Machine Gun, available in 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm NATO calibers, offers improved ergonomics and enhanced mobility while retaining the technical and operational performances of the previous versions.
In the early 2000s, FN Herstal granted a license to the Greek state-owned arms company, now known as Hellenic Defence Systems S.A. or EAS s.a., to manufacture FN MINIMI® 5.56 light machine guns for domestic needs.
FN Herstal proposes a number of upgrade kits to convert any in-service FN MINIMI® Mk1 or Mk2 machine gun to the Mk3 version according to the customer’s needs, such as tactical buttstock conversion kit, feed tray conversion kit or handguard/bipod conversion kit.
Adopted on all continents, the FN MAG® general purpose machine gun is the unbeatable worldwide reference in its category in terms of accuracy and reliability. As a true multi-role weapon, it is suited to fire from mounted crew served platforms or operated by troops on the ground. It also integrates onto any deFNder® Remote Weapon Station for land and sea applications with no modification.
Sea deFNder®, from any naval platform
Alongside small caliber firearms and ammunition, FN Herstal also proposes a full range of integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea operations. Based on its long-standing firearms expertise and cutting-edge technologies, FN Herstal designed and developed its first remote weapon station more than fifteen years ago. Over time, the Belgian company has expanded its portfolio and secured a number of major contracts for land and sea applications worldwide.
The Sea deFNder® remote weapon station is perfectly suited to support maritime needs and requirements. The naval remote weapon station on display at DEFEA will feature the exclusive .50 caliber FN® M3R machine gun, with a high rate of fire of 1,100 RPM. Configurations are also available with FN MAG® or FN® M2HB-QCB machine gun.
If you’re interested in more information about FN Herstal’s products, you can visit the DEFEA International Defence and Security Exhibition or their homepage www.fnherstal.com
Interestingly, there were no words about EVOLYS, FN Herstal’s new ultralight machine gun.