At IDEX in Abu Dhabi later this month Belgian arms manufacturer FN Herstal will exhibit its FN EXPERT marksmanship training system.

Designed and developed by Noptel - an FN Herstal subsidiary that specialises in innovative optoelectronic systems - FN EXPERT can be attached to any rifle or carbine to provide dry, blank and live fire training for shooters and trainers operating in the defence and security domains. By providing shooters using their own service weapon with instant feedback on their performance, FN EXPERT accelerates the improvement in fundamental marksmanship skills (holding, aiming, breathing and triggering), as well as helping to develop muscle memory. It also facilitates instructors’ coaching skills by providing objective tools to measure shooter performance.

The system measures rifle movement during aiming and triggering, detects the shot, shows the location of both hit and miss, and shows and analyses the shooter’s performance in a simple, graphical digital manner. It can be used indoors with simulated shooting distances, even in confined spaces such as unconventional training areas, deployed operating bases, warships or police stations, or outdoors with life-size targets and real shooting distances up to 300 metres.

For more information please see MILITARY TECHNOLOGY #2/2017, available on stand #C1-10 at the show; and frequently check back for more NEWS FROM THE FLOOR.


Feedback available to shooter and instructor alike is simply and graphically presented. (Photo: FN Herstal)

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