Enhancing Capability Through Technology
FN Herstal will showcase the FN EXPERT marksmanship training system at the Conferência de Simulaçaõ e Tecnologia Militar (CSTM) in Brasilia, 23-26 April.
Designed and developed by Noptel, a fully owned FN Herstal subsidiary that specialises in innovative optoelectronic systems, the FN EXPERT is an advanced marksmanship training solution that can be attached to rifles, carbines and recoilless rifles to provide dry, blank and live fire training for shooters and trainers operating in defence and security. Training to shoot – thereby increasing hit probability – with rifles or carbines is made difficult by the lack of shooting ranges, the need to move personnel, weapons and ammunition and the limited availability of instructors. By providing shooters using a simulated (Airsoft) weapon or their own duty weapon, with instant feedback on performance, the system accelerates the improvement in fundamental marksmanship skills (breathing, holding, aiming, and triggering), and develops muscle memory. It also facilitates instructors’ coaching skills by providing objective tools to measure shooter performance, in real-time or after action.
FN EXPERT measures rifle movement just before and during triggering, detects the shot, shows the location of both the hit and miss, and shows and analyses shooter performance in a simple, graphical and numerical way. It can be used everywhere, indoors or outdoors, in static or dynamic scenarios.Safe, efficient and easy to use, FN EXPERT offers a unique and quick training capability not currently being covered by the various existing tactical training systems on the market, and embodies FN Herstal’s motto of ‘Enhancing capability through technology’.
Alongside the FN EXPERT, the company will showcase other aspects of the e-novation suite, including the FN FCU Mk3 fire control unit for 40mm grenades and the FN SAM solution, incorporating the FN SmartCore shot counter, for enhanced small arms management.