5.56x45mm

NATO cartridges

The SS109, designed by FN and adopted as the 5.56 NATO standard

FN Herstal is the original manufacturer of the 5.56mm SS109 cartridge that became the NATO and world standard.

Ammunition types

• SS109 (Ball)
• L110 (Tracer)
• Blank 
 

Uses

• Carbines (e.g. FN SCAR®-SC)
• Assault rifles (e.g. FN SCAR®-L)
• Light support weapons (e.g. FN MINIMI® 5.56)