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FN Herstal deFNder Medium Accepts 30mm Bushmaster

M230LF Bushmaster on FN Herstal deFNder Medium RWS [© FN Herstal]

FN Herstal’s deFNder Medium remotely operated weapon station accepts Northrop Grumman M230LF 30mm Bushmaster Chain Gun.

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Press Release, Herstal, 16 June 2024: FN Herstal’s deFNder Medium remotely operated weapon station accepts Northrop Grumman M230LF 30mm Bushmaster Chain Gun.

FN Herstal’s deFNder Medium remote weapon station can be fitted with FN machine guns – including FN Herstal’s exclusive fast firing (1,100 rpm) .50 Cal (12.7x99mm NATO) FN M3R -, or 40mm HV AGL. Thanks to its modular architecture this proven remote gun turret can be adapted for a very wide range of applications such as static positions, manned or unmanned ground vehicles, and naval vessels.

deFNder Medium fitted with M230LF 30mm Bushmaster Chain Gun [© FN Herstal]

It is now possible to order the deFNder Medium configured for a Northrop Grumman M230LF 30x113mm cannon, or a reversible conversion kit to upgrade existing RWS. The deFNder Medium equipped with the 30mm cannon is exceptionally low profile (< 80cm) and light (300 kg with gun and 50 rounds) compared to other similar systems. The larger calibre gun gives increased range (effective up to 2,000m) and greater capability against a wide range of targets such as light armoured vehicles, and many manned or unmanned aerial threats.

With this new configuration, FN Herstal offers the market a unique proposition, being the only partner to qualify its RWS with FN machine guns, 40mm AGL and M230LF for a total combat ready weight of less than 300 kg.

The deFNder Medium fitted with the M230LF will be on display on the FN Herstal’s booth at Eurosatory 2024 to be held in Paris from 17 to 21 June.

M230LF Bushmaster on FN Herstal deFNder Medium RWS [© FN Herstal]

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