deFNder® Light with FN MINIMI® 7.62

7.62x51mm NATO
"deFNder®  Light with FN MINIMI® 7.62"
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FN Herstal provides total protection to the weapon operator with its new Light Remotely operated Weapon Station, which can be easily mounted onto low payload vehicles or installed in a static position.

The deFNder® Light can accept three different FN Herstal's infantry light and medium machine guns, which can be used as dismounted weapons as well. The machine guns are the FN MINIM® 5.56, the FN MINIMI® 7.62 or the FN MAG®.


Applications & Missions

  • Mobile applications: Vehicle-Mounted

    The deFNder® Light can be easily integrated onto all types of low payload vehicles to fulfill various missions such as:
      • Surveillance and observation (reconnaissance)
      • Self-defense
      • Escort
      • Checkpoint
  • Static applications: Perimeter Defense

    The deFNder® Light can also be installed on observation towers or onto the roof of buildings to guarantee protection of sensitive buildings, sites or areas, e.g. 
      • Embassies or government facilities
      • Military compounds
      • Prisons
      • Border control


  • Lightweight and Compact

    The deFNder® Light fitted with a FN MINIM® 7.62 machine gun fully loaded weighs less than 85 kg and does not exceed 520mm in height in basic configuration.
  • Modular

    The deFNder® Light modular design can integrate any of FN Herstal's infantry machine guns, i.e. FN MINIMI® 5.56, FN MINIMI® 7.62 or FN MAG® onto a same cradle.
    Replacement of machine guns takes no longer than a few minutes, with no specific tools required.
  • Versatile

    The weapon can be removed in less than 15 seconds for use as a dismounted weapon.
  • Unique Elevation Angles

+80° elevation angle

This wide elevation angle is particularly useful in urban warfare when the weapon operator has to engage targets located at the top of high buildings, and during peacekeeping operations where the deFNder® Light shows non-aggressive profile.

-60° depression angle

When the deFNder® Light is installed on observation towers, the weapon operator can engage targets standing or moving on the ground.

  • High Hit Probability

    The deFNder® Light features a soft mount that minimizes shocks and vibrations, hence guaranteeing high hit probability and reduced collateral damage.
  • Quick Aiming Speed

    Quick aiming speed (adjustable) is guaranteed:

- max. 90°/s for traverse movement
- max. 90°/s for elevation movement

  • Optimal Target Acquisition

    The standard day sight provides Narrow and Wide Field of Views for standard NATO detection, recognition and identification of targets at long ranges.

    Various optional sights are available to enhance further target acquisition under all visibility conditions:
      • LLCCD sight
      • IR thermal sight
  • High Reliability

    FN Herstal is the only weapon manufacturer on the market that provides the integration of its long-proven weapons onto a remotely operated weapon station.
  • Weapon Management System
      • Ammunition counter
      • End-of-belt cut-off system
      • Adjustable burst length


  • Night sight (LLCCD, IR thermal sight)
  • LASER Range Finder + ballistic computer
  • Ballistic protection STANAG 4569 Level 1
  • Higher capacity ammunition box
  • Firing residues collector
  • Stabilization for firing on the move
  • Interface with sensors (e.g. SADLS, LWR)
  • Remote operation via cable
  • Networkable system linked through vehicle comms
  • Target tracking system
  • Built-in firing mode
  • "Playstation" -type control handle

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that all product photographs, descriptions and specifications on this website are accurate. However, inadvertent errors may occur, and changes in design or materials, due to our continual effort to improve products, may result in some change in specifications before subsequent publications are issued. FN Herstal, S.A. reserves the right to modify or change specifications without notice.