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FN Herstal has launched four new types of ammunition on the market. Two of them are 5.56 mm in caliber x 45th

The FN 556 PERMAX EPR is an "Enhanced Performance Round", a cartridge with improved performance. The floor construction is made of a hardened steel penetrator and a brass jacket. So the projectile will particularly with regard to the urban battlefield offer better penetration capability through windshields, coachwork, glass or masonry and then bring higher efficiency to the finish and make the opponent as incapacitating. Likewise, the new ammunition meets the future requirements for "Green Ammunition", ie low-emission ammunition.

The new FN ProPass AP 556 is an armor-piercing cartridge (Armor Piercing) with tungsten carbide core. It breaks down armored targets or protective structures of NIJ- Levels IV. Both new cartridges are compatible with NATO standards and can be made for the caliber 5.56 x 45 mm equipped weapons use up. In addition, they were qualified for the use of FN Herstals FN SCAR-L and FN SCAR-SC-family as well as the FN MINIMI 556th

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Two other calibers are at the .50 caliber BMG (12.7 x 99 mm). (Graphics: FN Herstal)

Two other calibers are at the .50 caliber BMG (12.7 x 99 mm).

The FN ARIA .50 RR (Reduced Range) and the ARIA T .50 RR-T with reduced range with reduced range and tracer (Tracer) to enable the training with heavy machine guns on location shooting, the only up to 7.62 x are designed 51st

The maximum firing range of the new ARIA cartridges is 3,500 meters. Another advantage is that the cartridges can be used from .50 weapons without having to re-inject them first on the RR calibers. For machine guns there belted ammunition, in the four RR an RR-T follows. Both the FN ARIA .50 RR and the FN ARIA T .50 RR-T are compatible with all .50BMG weapons and for the FN Herstal's own heavy machine guns FN M2 HB-QCB and FN M3M qualified.

Jan-Phillipp Weisswange