- To see the historical company, see Haenel.
C.G. Haenel GmbH, known as Haenel Defence, is a German arms company founded in 2008.
Haenel was founded in 2008 as part of the Suhl Arms Alliance, a consortium of manufacturers including the Merkel company specializing in hunting rifles. The company as a whole is owned by Merkel Gruppe, which is in turn owned by Caracal International LLC, based in the United Arab Emirates. The company also has entered into a partnership with Swiss arms manufacturer Brügger & Thomet for the manufacture of suppressors.
Haenel has manufactured the following weapons:
- CR 223 - semi-automatic rifle
- CR 308 - battle rifle
- MK 556 - assault rifle
- RS8 - sniper rifle
- RS9 - sniper rifle