Eurosatory 2016

Lightweight gun mount [ES2016D2]

14 June 2016

Belgian firearms and weapon system specialist FN Herstal is displaying a prototype of a new gun mount component at Eurosatory (Hall 6, Stand F197).

The company has harnessed the properties of advanced composite materials to develop a carbon connection plate for mounting pintle gun systems. This vital component connects the weapon system to the carrier platform, and absorbs the weapon recoil, platform vibration and crash loads. The new carbon unit maintains the structural properties of the previous unit, but with a 30 per cent weight saving. The carbon connection plate can be adapted to any of FN Herstal’s pintle-mounted weapons and a wide range of carriers.

FN Herstal is also launching a tactical buttstock for its combat-proven Minimi 5.56 light machine gun, which is adjustable in length to five positions and for cheek rest height to six positions, and features a convex butt plate.

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