The FN Herstal “Black Box”

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New from FN Herstal… the BLACK BOX

The FN Black Box stores information that allows preventive maintenance and facilitates corrective maintenance, which greatly increases weapon reliability and availability.

The FN Black Box is a molded module that fits in any weapon type.
It features a non-replaceable battery that has a remarkable service life of 10 years and a recording capacity of 100,000 rounds.

The FN Black Box:

  • detects/discriminates/counts shots
  • measures burst rates and burst lengths
  • records firing sequences
  • detects stoppages due to failures to cycle

The armorer can therefore anticipate necessary maintenance actions and consult all previous maintenance operations when and as required.

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Part of the reason I like guns so much is that there are no electronics in them.  I know this is just a monitoring device, but still it just seems like a headache waiting to happen.

Source – FN Herstal – HERE

Hat Tip – SayUncle

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