An essential complement to traditional firearms
While for most of its existence FN Herstal has been involved with traditional firearms, for both defence and security purposes, the company identified an opening in the market in the early 2000s for a less lethal capability. This was targeted at police and other public security forces who required a capability that lay between the baton and the firearm.
Accordingly, FN Herstal developed the FN 303® less lethal solution that relies on a dedicated launcher combined with an impact projectile. Together, they deliver a sufficiently dissuasive level of pain within the impact zone to temporarily neutralize a suspect with minimum risk of causing a penetrating injury or collateral damage.