|Caliber||5.56 x 45 mm|
|Weight (empty)||3.6 kg|
|Length (with folded stock)||–|
|Barrel length||400 mm|
|Muzzle velocity||900 m/s|
|Cyclic rate of fire||850 rpm|
|Practical rate of fire||40 – 120 rpm|
|Magazine capacity||30 rounds|
|Sighting range||400 m|
|Range of effective fire||?|
The F2000 assault rifle was developed by FH Herstal of Belgium in the 1990s. It was developed as a successor to the FN FNC service rifle. It was also aimed at export customers. This futuristic-looking weapon was first publicly revealed in 2001. Currently it is in service with Belgium, Croatia, India, Libya, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia and Slovenia.
The F2000 is a modern, modular assault rifle. It is a gas operated, selective fire weapon with bullpup design. This rifle is chambered for the standard NATO 5.56 x 45 mm ammunition. It is reported that
the F2000 is perfectly balanced around the pistol grip. This assault rifle has a smooth outlines. Some sources claim that it is an excellent weapon.
The F2000 assault rifle is fully ambidextrous and has great ergonomics. It has a unique patented ejection system. Spent cases are ejected to the front. The FN F2000 can be used by left-handed shooters without any adjustments or modifications. The safety / fire mode selector is located under the trigger. The cocking handle is mounted on the left side, however it can be easily operated with either hand.
Modularity of this assault rifle allows to modify it to suit various mission requirements. There are plenty of available add-ons and accessories.