Belgian small arms manufacturer FN Herstal and French armored vehicle manufacturer Renault Trucks Defense are closely co-operating at Eurosatory.
Renault Trucks Defense demonstrates its VAB Mk II 4x4 vehicle equipped with FN Herstal’s deFNder Medium Remote Weapon Station in the outdoor live area every day of the exhibition.
The deFNder Medium is fitted with a .50 cal FN M3P machine gun, which provides high rate of fire (1,100 RPM) and is a world exclusivity by FN Herstal.
Renault Trucks Defense also exhibits their HIGUARD MRAP featuring a deFNder Light Remote Weapon Station on their outdoor static display (booth no. A520).
The deFNder Light is equipped with a 7.62x51mm cal FN MAG machine gun. Light weight and low silhouette make the deFNder Light perfect for integration onto low payload vehicles.
Both deFNder feature unique elevation and depression angles (+80°;-60° for the Light, and approx. +73°;-42° for the Medium, subject to weapon type), and can accept a large number of user-defined features and options such as control handle, sight module, ammunition box and stabilisation. They are also on show on FN Herstal’s booth - Hall 6, Booth no. F200 (Belgian Pavilion).
(Photo: FN Herstal)
For more information about this technology, please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY 6/2012, available on the Mönch booth at C65 Hall 6.