Machine Gun Pods

Self-contained airborne pod systems based on an all-in-one concept, including the exclusive .50 cal FN® M3P machine gun

FN Herstal integrates its well-known .50 cal FN® M3P machine gun in a range of fixed-forward firing pods. Fitted with standard lugs, the pods can be carried by helicopters and subsonic aircraft equipped with 14’’ NATO standard suspension masts. Depending on configuration, they come with 250 rounds (FN® HMP250) or 400 rounds (FN® HMP400) ammunition boxes, with links collector or links and cases collector, with or without 70mm (2.75’’) rocket launcher tubes (FN® RMP), reconfigurable thanks to existing conversion kits. Each version is available with a MIL-STD-1760 compliant digital architecture that allows easy integration in modern platforms. They can be operated from FN or non-FN Armament Management Systems (AMS).