FN’s FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for European Special Forces

    FN FCU Mk3

    A soldier with an FN SCAR 16, FN40 Grenade Launcher and an FN FCU Mk3. There is a remote control for the FCU close to the trigger of the Grenade Launcher. (Picture from FN, and not related to the presumed unit mentioned in the article)

    An unnamed special forces unit from a European country has chosen the FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for their 40 mm multi-shot grenade launchers. The FCU Mk3 makes target engagement fast and very accurate, day or night and increases the hit probability of the 40mm grenade system. It is powered by a single CR123 battery, and the system can reach out to 1000 meters. A few years ago the control unit was chosen by Germany for their Infantryman of the Future.

    FN @ TFB:

    Here is the press release from FN:

    Special Forces from a European country adopt the FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit to equip 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launchers

    (Herstal, Belgium) – February, 2022 – FN Herstal, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small calibre firearms and ammunition, has recently been selected by a Special Forces unit in Europe to enhance their 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launchers with high-grade FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Units.
    A faster and more accurate target engagement

    Under extreme stress or severe combat conditions, first round hit probability with a 40mm LV/MV is low, even for an experienced shooter. The FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit uses new technologies and advanced electronics to calculate the trajectory of grenades and give an adjusted point of aim ensuring first round hits in all conditions, night and day.
    Lightweight, compact, and user-friendly, the FN® FCU Mk3 can be fitted onto any rifles featuring a rail-mounted grenade launcher, onto stand-alone grenade launchers or onto multi-shot grenade
    launchers regardless of the manufacturer.

    It was recently selected by a Europe-based Special Forces unit to equip 40mm Multi-Shot
    Grenade Launchers (MGLs). Special Forces from a European country adopt the FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit to equip 40mm Multi-Shot Grenade Launchers.

    The FN® FCU Mk3 will be showcased at the forthcoming ENFORCE TAC (March 1-2, 2022/Booth no. 12-564) and FIDAE (April 5-10, 2022/Booth no. E 18) trade shows. If you are unable to attend any of these events, please visit www.fnenovation.com to find out more about the FN® FCU Mk3 as a complete sighting and aiming solution.

    Eric B

    Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6×6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.