The FN F2000 made its debut in 2001. Designed by FN Herstal in Belgium, it is a bullpup rifle chambered in 5.56×45mm NATO. It never looked so compact before as in the Photo Of The Day above. The F2000 S is a version modified for the Slovenian Army, and it has an elevated upper Picatinny rail. Apart from acting as a mount for the red dot and the magnifier, the rail also doubles as a carrying handle.
Members of the Slovenian military take to the range to zero their personal weapons (FN 2000 S) during Operation REASSURANCE in Camp Adazi.
The Slovenian Army bought a total of 14,000 FN F2000 S rifles, and to our knowledge, it’s the first and only confirmed large-scale adoption of the F2000 by a NATO member country. Slovenia joined NATO on 29 March 2004.
All photos by Cpl Mark Wanzel, CAF. All pictures via NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battle Group Latvia