The Herstal Group “designs, manufactures and distributes a full range of firearms and associated products for defense, law enforcement, hunting, and shooting”. Its brands include FN Herstal, Browning and Manroy Engineering (renamed FNH UK on 1.9.2017).
Manroy Engineering manufactures heavy and light machine guns, and machine gun turrets for armoured vehicles (Manroy Website). In Manroy’s own words “All Manroy equipment is on active service with worldwide and NATO forces” (Manroy Website). It has applied for export licences to Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman and Egypt in recent years.
Documents uncovered by The Sunday Telegraph (Telegraph, 10.9.2011) reveal the company promoted the sale of weaponry to Libya in the months preceding the 2011 revolution.