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13 November 2019

(Herstal, Belgium) - November 13, 2019 - Belgium-based FN Herstal, one of the world's leading designers, developers and manufacturers of small caliber weapons and weapon systems, will present its latest capabilities in defense and security solutions at MILIPOL 2019 Exhibition, Paris, France, from November 19 through to November 22.

FN SCAR®-SC Subcompact Carbine: 2 calibers available

The newest development in small caliber weapons by FN Herstal, the FN SCAR®-SC subcompact carbine, will be showcased in its two available calibers: 5.56x45mm/.223 Rem or 7.62x35mm/.300 BLK. Regardless of the caliber, the FN SCAR®-SC features a standard telescopic buttstock allowing a 3-position length adjustment and is available with a wide choice of buttstock types (short telescopic buttstock, foldable or fixed adjustable buttstock, or foldable, adjustable offset buttstock for use with helmet visor) to fulfil the specific needs of the users. Similarly, all FN SCAR®-SC variants are available with a receiver with Picatinny type side rails or with KeyMod receiver.

The FN® Ballistic Calculator: the latest development in FN® e-novation product line

Alongside the FN® FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit for 40mm LV/MV grenades and the FN® SmartCore shot counter , FN Herstal will present 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. It includes a ballistic solver, laser pointers and illuminator.

New FN Herstal Cartridges

FN Herstal has recently introduced four new cartridges to its 5.56 and .50 calibers, delivering a still wider purposedesigned small caliber ammunition range. The new FN PERMAX™ Enhanced Performance Round (EPR) cartridge delivers superior performance in urban combat by passing through barriers such as windscreens, automobile bodywork, glazing or masonry to reach a protected target. It has excellent mass retention behind barriers, maintaining greater incapacitating effect.

The new FN PROPASS™ Armor Piercing (AP) is ideally suited when the mission requires defeating hard targets using 5.56 caliber. Featuring a tungsten carbide core, the projectile perforates armored targets.

In the .50 cal ammunition line, FN Herstal has designed the FN ARIA™ .50 RR , a reduced range cartridge that features a shorter travel distance limited to 3,500m. The FN ARIA™ .50 RR cartridge is dedicated to safe and effective training with .50 cal weapons on shooting ranges that are limited to the use of 7.62mm weapons. A tracer version, the FN ARIA™-T .50 RR-T , is also available. These four new cartridges are qualified on FN Herstal weapons and compliant with NATO standards.

For its whole product portfolio, FN Herstal offers 360-degree service support, including a wide range of certified accessories and ammunition.

The FN Herstal products dedicated to Defense and Security can be viewed on FN Herstal booth, Hall 5 A, Stand J042, Belgian Pavilion, during MILIPOL 2019, Paris, France, November 19-22, 2019.


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 820 million Euros in 2018. 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.

FN Herstal , S.A . Voie de Liège 33 | B-4040 Herstal | Belgium Tel. : +32 4 240 81 11 |

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Anne Devroye,

Product Communication Manager

+32 4 240 82 97 I

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