Press Release

FN FCU MK3 Fire Control Unit for 40MM Grenades on Display at SOFIC 2019

(McLean, VA – May 20, 2019) For 130 years, Belgium-based FN Herstal has provided Defense, Security and Special Operation Forces with firearms that provide a definite advantage in any engagement. This proud tradition will continue long into the future as FN Herstal and its US-based subsidiary FN America, integrate new technologies and advanced systems into existing and future platforms. An example of this is the FN® FCU Mk 3 Fire Control Unit which will be on exhibit at SOFIC, USA (FL), May 21-23, 2019.

FN FCU MK3 Fire Control Unit for 40MM Grenades on Display at SOFIC 2019

The FN FCU Mk3 Fire Control Unit provides a complete sighting and aiming solution for 40mm LV and MV grenade launchers. It calculates the trajectory of grenades and gives an adjusted point of aim enabling the grenadier to obtain first round hits in all conditions – night and day. The FN FCU Mk3 comprises a laser range finder; a large aiming window for easy target acquisition; sensors for temperature, angles of elevation, and cant; a ballistic calculator; and a self-adjusting electronic reticle. It also has a quick detach base through a MIL-STD-1913 type interface and one hand activated lever. When combined, all these features help to dramatically increase the hit probability of the 40mm grenade system in defense and security operations and embody FN Herstal’s motto of “Enhancing capability through e-technology.” The FN FCU Mk3 can be fitted onto any rifles or carbines – such as the FN MK 16 or MK 17 carbines featuring an rail-mounted grenade launcher, onto stand-alone launchers such as FN40GL®-S (FN MK13) or onto multi-shot grenade launchers.

The FN e-novation range also includes the FN SAM and the FN Expert solutions. The FN SAM solution combines the FN SmartCore® shot counter and an associated software that ensures optimized digital small arms management. The FN Expert is a marksmanship training system for carbines, rifles and recoilless rifles that is safe, efficient and easy to use for both shooters and instructors.

To view the FN e-novation range and other products such as the FN SCAR® carbines and rifles please visit FN’s 2019 SOFIC booth, no. 804. If you are unable to attend SOFIC 2019, please visit to find out more about FN’s wide range of high-grade products.

Kristina DeMilt

FN America LLC,
P.O. Box 9424,
McLean, VA 22102,

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