Latest FN Herstal innovations: ammunitions, ballistic calculator
For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided generations of Defense and Security Forces as well as Special Units, with firearms that give them a clear advantage in any engagement. This proud tradition is set to continue in showcasing both newly developed and combat-proven products aiming to defeat today’s threats.
FN PROPASS 5.56 AP (Picture source: FN Herstal)
New FN PERMAX 5.56 EPR and FN PROPASS 5.56 AP ammunition
FN Herstal has engineered the new FN PERMAX Enhanced Performance Round (EPR) 5.56x45mm cartridge to deliver superior performance in urban combat. Passing through barriers such as windscreens, automobile bodywork, glazing or masonry blocks to reach a protected target, the FN PERMAX maintains greater incapacitating effect and excellent mass retention behind barriers.
The new FN PROPAS Armor Piercing (AP) 5.56x45mm cartridge is ideal when the mission requires defeating hard targets using 5.56mm caliber.
FN ARIA .50 RR (Picture source: FN Herstal)
New FN ARIA .50 RR ammunition
The FN ARIA .50 RR Reduced Range cartridge ensures safe and realistic training with .50 cal. weapons on shooting ranges that are limited to the use of 7.62mm weapons, thanks to its shorter maximum range (< 3,500m) than conventional .50 cal ammunition. A tracer version is also available.
Recent developments in FN e-novation range.
FN Ballistic Calculator (Picture source: FN Herstal)
Alongside the FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for 40mm LV/MV grenades and the FN SAM Small Arms Management Solution, FN Herstal proposes its latest development in the FN e-novation portfolio: the FN Ballistic Calculator. This compact and high-performance weapon-mounted range finder is dedicated to sniper and precision rifles, and machine guns from 5.56 to .50 cal. Used for precision aiming, target acquisition and laser aiming, the FN Ballistic Calculator improves squad lethality by increasing hit probability and situational awareness. This all-in-one device features a laser range finder, infrared and visible laser pointers, variable infrared laser illuminator, weather sensors, ballistic solver and connectivity options.
FN Ballistic Calculator mounted on FN SCAR-H PR (Picture source: Army Recognition)
New multi-weapon system for land applications
FN Herstal proposes also its FN LPH multi-weapon, multi-caliber system. The FN LPH can accept either FN MINIMI 5.56, FN MINIMI 7.62 or FN MAG with no modification to the pintle.