The new mortar system enables optimal recoil reduction; it is adapted to suit lightweight vehicles for immediate engagement operations
Elbit Systems will present its latest version of the Spear mortar system - Spear MK2 - at the International Land Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun, Israel (May 16-18).
The Spear MK2, an upgraded version of the operationally proven Spear mortar system, is a 120 mm fully autonomous modular mortar system. The Spears latest version has a high recoil reduction capability, while not affecting the Cardom mortar system and the Spears well known effectiveness. The mortar system is easily installed on a variety of lightweight combat vehicles allowing agility and performance of tactical operations.
The upgraded system provides improved situational awareness, wider area coverage, quick deployment and has autonomous or manual activation requiring only two-three crew members. The mortar system is deployed and operational within only sixty seconds, equipped with a command and control system providing battlefield management and situational awareness capabilities, fire missions prioritization and monitoring of personnel assignments.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.
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