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FN Herstal to Launch “Revolutionary Product”

: Apr 23, 2021 - : 6:52 am

FN Herstal, Belgium-based  manufacturer of small caliber weapons, said on Thursday that it intends to unveil an “unprecedented shoulder-fired weapon” on May 6.

In view of the pandemic, the product will be launched digitally, the company, which released a product teaser today, said.

Earlier this year, the company announced that its 5.7x28mm caliber was  recognized as a NATO caliber with the NATO STANAG 4509 (standardization agreement).  As a NATO standardized caliber, the 5.7x28mm caliber provides armies with the guarantee of interchangeability between ammunition from different manufacturers and operational efficiency in weapons of this caliber.

Coming after the FN®-designed 5.56x45mm and 7.62x51mm calibers which were standardized by NATO in 1957 and 1981 respectively, the new NATO standardization confirms FN Herstal’s leading position as a designer and manufacturer of small caliber weapon-ammunition systems.

FN Herstal had started the design of the 5.7×28mm cartridge in the late 1980s. Simultaneously, FN Herstal designed the FN P90 Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) and then the FN Five-seveN pistol, two weapons firing 5.7x28mm ammunition that are currently in service with a large number of military and police forces across the globe.

The 5.7x28mm caliber is now integrated into the Multi-Caliber Manual Of Proof and Inspection (AEP-97) and joins the standardized NATO small caliber ammunition portfolio, along with the 9x19mm NATO, the 5.56x45mm NATO, the 7.62x51mm NATO and the 12.7x99mm NATO (also widely known as the .50 caliber).


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