NATO cartridges (.50 cal)

FN® .50 cal ammunition line now includes a reduced range cartridge

FN Herstal is a major contributor to the 12.7 NATO Standardization Agreement (STANAG) used for defence missions. The Company is the current supplier of the 12.7x99mm calibre NATO reference round.

Ammunition types

• M33 (Ball)
• Tr-M17 (Tracer)
• AP-M8 (Armour Piercing)
• AP-T115 (Armour Piercing Tracer)
• API-M8 (Armour Piercing Incendiary)
• APIT-M20 (Armour Piercing Incendiary Tracer)
• APEI-169 (Armour Piercing Explosive Incendiary)
• FN ARIA® .50 RR (Reduced Range) - New
• FN ARIA®-T .50 RR-T (Reduced Range Tracer) - New
• Blank
• Blank SBFSA (Safe Blank Firing System Ammunition)


• Machine guns (e.g. M2HB, FN® M2HB-QCB, FN® M3 series)
• .50 cal sniper rifles