FN Herstal of Belgium to increase its small caliber ammunition range with three new products 2602142
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|Wednesday, February 26, 2014 06:22 PM|
FN Herstal of Belgium to increase its small caliber ammunition range with three new products.
The Belgian Company FN Herstal further strengthens its position as innovation leader and announces three recent additions to its small caliber ammunition range. Under the brands FN Herstal, Browning and Winchester Repeating Arms*, the Herstal Group designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and accessories for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting.
FN 9mm EP (EuroPolice) and FN 9mm EPT (EuroPolice Training) ammunition.
The FN 9mm EP (EuroPolice) duty ammunition delivers more effective stopping power than the standard 9mm ball (FMJ) whilst reducing collateral damage, ensuring maximum efficiency in operational conditions. It features a non-toxic propellant and heavy-metal free projectile for operator safety and reduced environmental impact.
The FN 9mm EPT (EuroPolice Training) ammunition is the training-dedicated complement to the FN 9mm EP duty round. It is ideal for use in indoor shooting ranges, as it drastically limits deterioration of the back, roof, or side walls. Non-toxic for the operator, it features the same trajectory as the FN 9mm EP round, ensuring efficient training.
FN .50 cal Short Range ammunition
The FN .50 cal Short Range ammunition allows live firing on ranges that are safe for 7.62 NATO ammunition. The short range bullet has the same trajectory up to 800m, allowing realistic training with .50 cal weapons on ranges that could not normally be used.
Contracts for the supply of these three new types of cartridges have already been secured with military or law enforcement agencies in Europe. These new developments will be on display at two major European trade shows this year: ENFORCE TAC in Nuremberg, Germany (5-6 March) and EUROSATORY in Paris, France (16-20 June).
Since its creation in 1889, Belgium-based Company FN HERSTAL has designed, developed and manufactured small caliber firearms and associated products based on state-of-the-art technologies, imposing itself over the decades as a leading supplier of light and portable weapons, integrated weapon systems, and associated products and services to military, law enforcement and special forces operators worldwide.
FN Herstal dedicated to bringing market-leading innovations, on the ammunition front as well-
Designing, developing and marketing small caliber ammunition has always been akey concern for FNHerstal as the performance of an ammunition is a vital factor thataffects not only the effectiveness oftheweapon by giving the best effect on target, butalso the reliability, safety and endurance of theweapon.FN Herstal is the only company in the world that designs small arms andassociated ammunition. These complementary capabilities, combined with highest production standards, optimize the synergy of the weapon/ammunition system and contribute to the success of the operator’s mission worldwide.