FN Herstal will showcase the deFNder remote weapon station (RWS) at International Armoured Vehicles (IAV 2020) in London next week.

The deFNder family of RWS is an example of the integrated technologies that meet modern defence and security challenges. It combines FN Herstal’s long-standing expertise in firearms with intelligent modular architecture and the latest integrated electronics, optronics and software innovations. The combat-proven deFNder Medium provides superior performance in:

• self-defence;

• infantry fire support;

• combat missions;

• operations in urban areas;

• border control;

• critical infrastructure protection.

It can be integrated onto new and in-service mobile or static platforms, including unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and communicates with existing Battle Management Systems (BMS). The deFNder Medium is highly modular and comes with an extensive range of customer-specific options and accessories to meet today’s operational requirements. It can mount any 7.62mm or .50cal. FN machine gun, including the M3R with its exceptionally high rate of fire of 1,100rpm. It can be equipped with a wide range of optical sensors, gyroscopic stabilization, target tracking, laser range finder, ballistic computer, links and case collector, smoke grenade launchers and weapon protective cover, all fully qualified by FN Herstal.

deFNder Medium offers users an innovation-driven, scalable solution to counter airborne, land and sea threats. (Photo: FN Herstal)

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