Firearms Tradition and Technological Innovation

FN Herstal has a long history of weapon manufacturing excellence, dating back to 1889 when many of the region's arms makers joined together to complete a large contract for 150,000 military rifles for the Belgian government under the original company name of Fabrique Nationale d'Armes de Guerre.

From the very start, FN Herstal has focused on innovation and product improvement, resulting in the development and production of a large number of state-of-the-art weapons and associated products being renowned and used by Military and Law Enforcement operators around the globe. This accounts for FN Herstal establishing in the last fifty years a position of worldwide leadership in the small arms market.