Malaysian defence company Kembara Suci unveiled a mortar carrier based on a recently developed 4×4 high-mobility tactical vehicle at the Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur on 16–19 April.
Named Buraq, the 9-tonne platform is equipped with the Alakran light mortar system developed by New Technologies Global Systems (NTGS), which is part of Spain’s Everis Aerospace and Defence.
Designed to fire both 81 mm and 120 mm mortar ammunition, the Alakran, which has a maximum range of 8.2 km using 120 mm high-explosive ammunition, is not deployed from inside the vehicle but automatically lowered to the ground for firing, thus avoiding the need for a recoil absorber system.
“The 1.1-tonne Alakran, which can be also installed on light combat vehicles, incorporates geographic information system technology combined with a firing-control and ballistic computer,” an Everis official told Jane’s .
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