Africa Aerospace & Defence 2016

Gaining the upper hand [AAD16D2]

15 September 2016

The Herstal Group, under the brands FN Herstal (Hangar 3, Stand CE23), Browning and Winchester Firearms, designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and associated products for defence, law enforcement, hunting and shooting.

The group has its headquarters in Herstal, a suburb of Liege in Belgium, and it also has manufacturing locations in Belgium, the USA, the UK, Portugal, Japan and Finland.

A large number of developments have been launched by FN Herstal since 2010, including the Medium Vehicle Pintle (FN MVP), a lightweight, compact weapon system designed for land or naval applications. The FN MVP houses the unique .50 cal FN M3M (GAU-21) machine gun, to provide an unparalleled firing rate of 1,100 rounds per minute.

These new products have been joined by the FN SCAR H PR Precision Rifle, launched in 2011, and in 2014 by its FN e-novation line. This provides innovative solutions integrating modern technology with state-of-the-art weapons to provide enhanced combat, logistical, maintenance and communication capabilities.

FN Herstal also unveiled the third member of the deFNder RWS: the Sea deFNder. A variant of the land deFNder Medium, it is specifically designed for use by naval and coastguard forces to gain the upper hand in countering smugglers and pirates.

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