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Infantry Weapons

Spain looking for new mounted mortar

29 October 2018

The Spanish Army is to announce a requirement for a new mounted mortar system in 2020, Jane's has learnt.An Expal EIMOS system firing during a firepower demonstration in Almeria, Spain. (IHS Markit/Charles Forrester)An Expal EIMOS system firing during a firepower demonstration in Almeria, Spain. (IHS Markit/Charles Forrester)

Speaking at the IQPC Future Mortars Conference in London on 24 October, Lieutenant Colonel Fernando Cano Artero of the Spanish Army told Jane's the service will be looking for a 120 mm mounted system to replace its Elbit Cardom systems.

Current modernisation plans will see a decision being taken in 2020, with both the Alakran system from Everis Aerospace/NTGS and the EIMOS system produced by Expal expected to be in contention (although the EIMOS is currently only configured for 81 mm mortars).

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