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FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for 40mm Grenades on display at SOFIC 2019

15 May 2019

(Herstal, Belgium) – May 15, 2019 . 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 long into the future, with the integration of the latest generation of electronic modules coming from the cutting-edge FN® e-novation range of solutions, that FN Herstal and its US-based subsidiary FN America will exhibit at SOFIC, USA (FL), May 20-23, 2019.

The FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit provides a complete sighting and aiming solution for 40mm LV and MV grenade launchers. It calculates the trajectory of grenades and gives an adjusted point of aim enabling the grenadier to obtain first round hits in all conditions – night and day. The FN® FCU Mk3 comprises a laser range finder; a large aiming window for easy target acquisition; sensors for temperature, angles of elevation, and cant ; a ballistic calculator ; and a self-adjusting electronic reticle. It also has a quick detach base through a MIL-STD-1913 type interface and one hand activated lever. When combined, all these features help to dramatically increase the hit probability of the 40mm grenade system in defense and security operations, and embody FN Herstal’s motto of "Enhancing capability through e-technology". The FN® FCU Mk3 can be fitted onto any rifles or carbines - such as the FN SCAR® (FN® MK 16 or 17) assault rifle featuring an underslung grenade launcher, onto stand-alone launchers such as FN40GL®-S (FN® MK13) or onto multi-shot grenade launchers.

The FN® e-novation range also includes the FN® SAM and the FN® Expert solutions . The FN® SAM solution combines the FN SmartCore® shot counter and an associated software that ensures optimized digital small arms management. The FN® Expert is a marksmanship training system for carbines, rifles and recoilless rifles that is safe, efficient and easy to use for both shooters and instructors.

If you are attending SOFIC 2019, you can view the FN® e-novation range and other products such as the FN SCAR® carbines and rifles on FN Herstal/FN America booth no. 804. If you are unable to attend SOFIC 2019, please visit to find out more about FN Herstal’s wide range of high grade products.


130 years of excellence. Leading to the future.

FN Herstal is the Defense and Security branch of the Herstal Group. Situated in Belgium since its creation the Herstal Group is also active in the civilian sector through its range of Hunting, Shooting and Outdoor products with the Browning and Winchester Firearms brands*. The Herstal Group has almost 3,000 employees worldwide, and registered a turnover of more than 800 million Euros in 2017. FN Herstal’s mission is to design, develop and manufacture a full range of innovative solutions at the leading edge of technology, centered on small arms and their ammunition, that meet specific market requirements today and in the future. The customers are Armed Forces, Security Forces and Special Groups worldwide. The FN Herstal product range includes small arms, Less Lethal systems, and integrated weapon systems for air, sea and land applications, remote weapon stations, small caliber ammunition, and solutions that harness modern technology to enhance the capabilities of the dismounted combatant. FN Herstal is based near Liège in Belgium, with three fully owned subsidiaries: FN America (USA), FNH UK (UK) and Noptel (Finland). For more information about FN Herstal, visit

* Winchester Firearms is a trademark registered by the Olin Corporation.

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