Taking advantage of its long-standing firearms expertise, FN Herstal designed and developed a complete family of remote weapon stations called deFNder® in order to meet today’s operational requirements. The deFNder® Remote Weapon Stations provide optimized remote firing capability day and night while keeping the operator completely under armor protection. They are easily integrated onto a variety of new or existing mobile or static platforms to fulfil a wide range of missions.
The Sea deFNder® can accept either of the following FN machine guns:
- FN MINIMI® 5.56 (5.56x45mm NATO cal)
- FN MINIMI® 7.62 (7.62x51mm NATO cal)
- FN MAG® (7.62x51mm NATO cal)
- FN M2HB-QCB™ (.50 cal)
- FN M3R™ (.50 cal)
- and 40mm AGL
Replacement of one machine gun with another one takes a few minutes, with no specific tools required.
As part of modularity, the customer can choose among a number of qualified day/sight modules including IR thermal cooled camera. Additionally, the Sea deFNder® is available with a one-hand or game pad control handle, and a standard or higher capacity ammunition box.
- Dedicated to naval applications
The Sea deFNder® has special features to meet naval requirements:
- specific surface treatment
- improved water tightness and water flow
- specific environmental qualification
- specific 2-axis gyroscopic stabilization
- weapon protective cover
- warning shot
A large number of options are available on request, such as add-on modular ballistic protection, target tracking, and image stabilization
In addition to the remote weapon station, FN Herstal provides everything the customer needs for rapid deployment. This includes associated weapon(s), ammunition, technical documentation, technical support, operator’s and maintenance training, and installation of the deFNder® Medium onto the platform.