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AIMING

FN ELITY®

WHICH HOST PLATFORMS CAN ACCEPT THE FN ELITY®?

The FN Elity® is compatible with every small arms caliber weapon (up to 12.7x99mm/.50 cal) equipped with a Picatinny type rail. It can also be mounted onto sniper spotting scopes. Characteristics of the host platform are entered either in the Android app or directly in the FN Elity® settings.

ARE THERE LASER SAFETY RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FN ELITY®?

In high power mode, the FN Elity® needs special precautions for use related to the class 3B laser. The FN Elity® lasers have a low power mode classified as class 1 (eye safe).

Only laser pointers are subject to class 3B, the laser range finder is only class 1 by design.

The FN Elity® is designed to avoid any undesirable manipulations involving a laser safety hazard. Furthermore, for use in training, the product features a mechanical switch between high and low power mode. It is also possible to limit/reduce the laser power output digitally from the FN Elity® settings.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A CUSTOMER TO CREATE SPECIFIC FIRING TABLES ON THE FN ELITY®?

Yes. To do so, it is important to correctly prepare the different configurations that are to be used with the FN Elity®.  A very user-friendly Android app allows the user to create these configurations. There are several factors to enter in order to obtain the best results such as: weapon data (barrel length, caliber, barrel twist…), aiming system data, ammunition data. There is a preset ammunition library in the FN Elity® but the user can also create his own ballistic table with the app.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO LINK THE FN ELITY® TO A WIND SENSOR OR WEATHER STATION?

Yes. The FN Elity® has its own sensors for temperature, atmospheric pressure and humidity. It can also integrate data from a weather station via a Bluetooth connection. The user can then select what data from which device is to be used for the ballistic calculation.

IS THERE A GPS INTEGRATED IN THE FN ELITY®?

No, there is no GPS module inside the FN Elity® due to security reasons. Nevertheless, the FN Elity® integrates a digital compass that indicates the azimuth of a target.

WHAT BALLISTIC SOLVER IS USED IN THE FN ELITY®?

The ballistic solver uses AFS® technology from ApexO, expert in ballistic simulation. This ballistic algorithm takes into account more parameters than any other ballistic solver software. This solver combined with the range finder performance makes the FN Elity® the highest performing ballistic computer on the market.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUBJECT TO ITAR REGULATION?

No, the FN Elity® does not have ITAR or EAR constraints.

FN® FCU MK3

IS THE FN® FCU MK3 FIRE CONTROL UNIT COMPATIBLE WITH MEDIUM VELOCITY TYPE GRENADES AND LAUNCHERS?

Yes, the FN® FCU Mk3 can be used on a multitude of low and medium velocity grenade launchers. This just requires specific firing tables according to the grenade and the launcher type used. Read Q&A no. 3 below for more details

ARE THERE LASER SAFETY RESTRICTIONS FOR THE FN® FCU MK3?

In high power mode, the FN® FCU Mk3 needs special precautions for use related to the class 3B laser. The FN® FCU Mk3 lasers have a low power mode classified as class 1 (eye safe).

Only laser pointers are subject to class 3B, the laser range finder is only class 1 by design.

The FN® FCU Mk3 is designed to avoid any undesirable manipulations involving a laser safety hazard. Furthermore, for use in training the product has a mechanical switch as well as a specific blue cable ensuring the lasers stay locked in class 1.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A CUSTOMER TO CREATE SPECIFIC FIRING TABLES ON THE FN® FCU MK3?

Absolutely, there is a firing table configuration software, which after simple training will allow the customer to create his own firing tables according to the grenade and the launcher type used.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUBJECT TO ITAR REGULATION?

No, the FN® FCU Mk3 does not have ITAR or EAR constraints.

TRAINING

IS THE FN® EXPERT MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING SYSTEM ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH FN WEAPONS?

No, the FN® Expert is compatible with most rifles and carbines of different calibers. It can be mounted directly on a Picatinny type rail or fixed to the barrel using a mounting proposed as an accessory.

IS THERE ANY SAFETY ISSUE REGARDING THE USE OF THE FN® EXPERT?

The operating principle of the FN® Expert is based on infrared light that is totally eye safe. The FN® Expert does not contain any toxic product and can be transported without any constraint.

HOW LONG IS THE BATTERY LIFE?

When connected in Bluetooth mode to a tablet or a computer, the battery life is 24 hours, charging is easily done by plugging a micro USB to the FN® Expert. When using the stand-alone mode (not connected in Bluetooth), the battery life goes up to 72 hours.

WILL THIS REALLY HELP ME IMPROVE MY PERFORMANCE?

Of course, the FN® Expert is an outstanding debriefing tool, whether the user is a beginner or experienced. The FN® Expert allows the user to record and visualize shots during a training session and analyse his behaviour before, during and after  each shot. This helps both the instructor and user emphasize marksmanship fundamentals that need to be improved.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT MULTIPLE FN® EXPERT UNITS TO A SINGLE DEVICE (TABLET / SMARTPHONE / COMPUTER)?

Yes, it is possible to connect several FN® Expert units to a single tablet, smartphone or computer. The basic way to do this is to connect up to seven FN® Expert units to an Android device with Bluetooth 4.0. There is also a network mode in which it is possible to share a training session with more than seven FN® Expert units. All you need is a single local network for all supporting devices.

DOES IT WORK ON ANDROID, WINDOWS AND IOS?

Currently, the FN ® Expert is compatible with Windows (version 7 or later) and Android (version 9.0 or later). It works on tablet as well as smartphone format.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUBJECT TO ITAR REGULATION?

No, the FN® Expert does not have ITAR or EAR constraints.

SMALL ARMS MANAGEMENT

IS IT POSSIBLE TO IDENTIFY THE PERSON TO WHOM A WEAPON HAS BEEN ISSUED WITH THE FN® SMART ARMORY SOLUTION AND TO KNOW WHEN THIS WEAPON WAS CHECKED OUT FROM THE ARMORY?

Thanks to the FN® SAM software it is possible to assign a weapon to a user and to record when the weapon was taken from the armory. The FN SmartCore® shot counter is not equipped with a GPS or tracking system, so that it cannot be detected when out of the range of the reader (a few centimeters).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ADAPT THE FN SMARTCORE® TECHNOLOGY ON WEAPONS THAT HAVE FIRED PREVIOUSLY?

It is possible to preconfigure a number of shots in the FN SmartCore® for a weapon already in service. To retrofit an FN MINIMI® light machine gun, you just need to replace the pistol grip. As far as the FN SCAR® rifle is concerned, the latest versions are FN SmartCore® ready, meaning that they can receive an FN SmartCore®. Previous models can be retrofitted to receive the FN SmartCore®.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO INTEGRATE NON-FN HERSTAL WEAPONS OR ACCESSORIES INTO THE FN® SAM SOFTWARE?

It is possible to place RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags on various accessories and non-FN weapons in an armory. It is thus possible to trace these accessories and weapons (without having the shot counting function) in the FN® SAM software and to digitize the management of the whole armory.

HOW LONG DOES THE FN SMARTCORE® BATTERY LAST?

The battery life of the FN SmartCore® in an FN MINIMI® light machine gun exceeds 10 years and depends on the number of readings per day/week. For the FN SCAR®, the system is self-powered by the movement of the weapon’s parts. The lifespan of the FN SmartCore® is therefore as long as the weapon’s.

IS THIS PRODUCT SUBJECT TO ITAR REGULATION?

No, none of the components of the FN® Smart Armory are covered by ITAR or EAR regulations.

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