FN Herstal to display integrated weapon systems at Paris Air Show 2009

  • 12:00 AM, June 8, 2009
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A global leader in the manufacture of small caliber weapons, ammunition and weapon systems FN Herstal will attend the Paris Air Show from 15 through 21 June 2009. FN Herstal designs, develops, manufactures and supports a broad range of integrated weapon systems for military use. The product range covers land, sea and airborne systems with crew served systems, Remotely Operated Weapon Stations (ROWS), axially mounted pods and a complete range of ammunition. FN Herstal's airborne products have been selected to equip more than 1,900 helicopters and subsonic aircraft worldwide. Specifically, for airborne applications, the FN Herstal product range covers pintle and pod systems. Pintle systems - on ramp, window and door positions – offering the following benefits:. --A .50 cal M3M/GAU-21 machine gun with a 1,100 rounds per minute firing rate. --A soft mount to reduce the recoil forces on the structure. --Outstanding balance of the whole system for a perfect firing accuracy. --Low weight of the system. --Full mechanical system. --Compatibility for the 7.62 caliber machine gun. --HMP250: .50 cal M3P machine gun and 250 rounds ammunition box capacity. --HMP400: .50 cal M3P machine gun and 400 rounds ammunition box capacity. --RMP: .50 cal M3P machine gun, 250 rounds ammunition box capacity, and 3 rocket launcher tubes - for rocket 2.75" (70mm) FFAR MK40 and Wrap Around MK66. Latest platform integrations include:. --HMP400 and RMP on AgustaWestland's EH-101. --Selection of the M3P on Bell's OH-58D Kiowa Warrior by the US Army.
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