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FN Herstal Releases its Next generation FN® FCU to Enhance Hit Probability of 40mm Grenade System

15 February 2017

(Herstal, Belgium) February 15, 2017. With over 15 years of experience in the design and manufacture of fire control units for 40mm grenades, Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the worlds leading firearms manufacturers, is introducing its third generation Mk3 version of the FN® FCU.

The FN® FCU Mk3 integrates the latest generation of electronic modules to improve its performance and takes into account feedback from user experience with the earlier models. It retains the benefits of earlier versions (automatically adjusted point of aim, fast target acquisition night and day) while adding a host of enhancements. This includes an improved laser range finder for even better accuracy, a larger aiming window for easier target acquisition, automatic sight adjustment for lateral drift, reduced size, reduced power consumption and a quick detach base through a Picatinny type interface and one hand activated lever. In addition, the new FN® FCU Mk3 has several laser safety features for enhanced training capability.

When combined, all these improvements help to dramatically increase the hit probability of the 40mm grenade system in defense and security operations, and embody FN Herstals motto of Enhancing capability through technology.

The FN® FCU Mk3 can be fitted onto a wider range of underbarrel and stand-alone launchers and because the FN® FCU/user interface remains unchanged no extra training is required for users of previous models. Firing tables supplied with earlier models, or created for them, can also be easily transferred to the new version.

The latest generation of the FN® FCU is one of many innovative products in FN Herstals FN® e-novation range, which integrate modern and cutting-edge technology to further enhance the capability and reliability of firearms. The FN® e-novation range also includes the FN SmartCore® shot counters for either FN SCAR® assault or precision rifles or FN MINIMI® light machine guns.

The FN® FCU Mk3 and complete FN® e-novation range can be viewed at FN Herstals stand at IDEX, Abu Dhabi, February 19-23, 2017, and other trade shows where FN Herstal will be exhibiting throughout the year.

For immediate release

Contact :

Anne Devroye, Communication Manager

+32 4 240 82 97


A Member of the Herstal Group

Registered Office: Voie de Liège 33 B-4040 Herstal Belgium

Phone No. +32 4 240 81 11 Fax No. +32 4 240 88 99 Email

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FN HERSTAL: Over 125 Years of Technological Innovation, Unique Know-How, and Talented People

FN HERSTAL, S.A., a subsidiary of the Herstal Group that also includes Browning (Hunting and Shooting), is based in Belgium and provides military, law enforcement and special forces customers over the globe with a complete range of state-of-the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition.

FN HERSTAL product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and communication capabilities.

FN Herstal is the parent company of three fully owned entities: FN America in the USA, Manroy Engineering in the UK and Noptel in Finland.

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