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Kongsberg, Patria team to produce turreted mortars in the USA

The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS and Finland's Patria Oyj have formed a teaming agreement to provide turreted mortar solutions for future U.S. Army mortar programs. Under this agreement the team will promote the turreted mortar and produce the 120mm Patria Nemo, turreted, remote-controlled mortar system in the US.

U.S. Army to Test 120mm Semi-Automatic Mortars from Finland

Patria and the U.S. Army have entered into an agreement for a feasibility study of incorporating a turreted, breech-loaded 120 mm mortar weapon system in U.S. mortar carriers. The evaluation will assess the integration of carrier weapon platforms and fire control systems and the use of current U.S. 120 mm mortar ammunition in a breech-loaded system.

Iron Dome Defeats Mortar Attacks from Gaza

Israel’s air defenses that were busy in recent weeks repelling rocket attacks from Syria and the Gaza strip succeeded yesterday, for the first time, to defeat Palestinian mortar attacks that targeted Israel's border villages. In the four years since operation ‘Pillar of Defense’, the last conflict that erupted between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza, Iron Dome went through several spiral developmental cycles to expand the system’s capabilities against new threats, such as unmanned aerial vehicles and mortars. Yesterday, the system demonstrated for the first time, in combat conditions, its capacity to defeat a barrage of mortar bombs.

IDF completes evaluation of IAI’s Green-Rock tactical C-RAM radar

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has completed a successful evaluation of IAI's 'Green Rock', a mobile force protection radar providing an autonomous, tactical counter Rocket, Artillery & Mortar (C-RAM) protection to lowest combat echelons

European Defense Update – November 1, 2011

Spanish Army to Field Israeli 81mm Cardom Mortars | Finland Considers Buying JASSM, Stingers | Finland Renew Request to Equip Its Hornets with JASSM | Poland Ditches Trainer Tender

ATK-GD OTS Team to Deliver the Marines with Precision Mortar Bombs

ATK and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems are teaming to offer a full-up solution for the U.S. Marine Corps’ requirements for the rifled, 120mm Precision Extended Range Mortar (PERM). The new guided munition will provide the Corps’ Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) towed-mortar the option to engage point targets from ranges of 16 – 20km.

Middle East Defense Update Sept. 21, 2011

U.S. Delivers GBU-28 Bunker-Busting Bombs to Israel | Airbus Military Delivers First C295 Medium Transport to Egypt | Turkey, Egypt Discuss Possible Export of Anka UAV | Qatar to Buy Six MH-60R Maritime helicopters | UAE to Buy Hellfire Missiles, Link 16 Datalinks | Saudi Arabia to Equip Three Artillery Regiments with U.S. Howitzers | Rafael Fires Spike ER Missiles for Indian Evaluation | Israel defense Forces to Deploy Additional Automated 120mm Mortars | Bahrain to Buy Wireless TOW 2 Missiles

Keshet – the IDF New Automated Mortar

Associated with advanced fire support and target acquisition systems, both linked to the IDF digital Army system ‘Zayad’ the ‘Keshet’ is now fielded with IDF infantry brigades and will soon deploy with the IDF reserve component.

Precision Mortars – Maturing in Combat

The U.S. Army is gaining more experience with precision mortars. The latest addition to its arsenal, the XM395 Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM) is...

Lightweight Air-Dropped Guided Weapon Optimized for Tactical-UAVs

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems (GDOTS) has successfully demonstrated a lightweight, precision guided weapon that could potentially be launched from tactical-class unmanned aerial...

Raytheon, IMI Turn Dumb Mortar Bombs into Precision Weapons

Raytheon and IMI are testing a new type of 120 mm precision-guided mortar round for use with conventional 120mm mortar tubes. The new 120GM...

Raytheon, IMI Turn Dumb Mortar Bombs into Precision Weapons

Raytheon and IMI are testing a new type of 120 mm precision-guided mortar round for use with conventional 120mm mortar tubes. The new 120GM...

Army C-RAM Intercepts 100th Mortar Bomb in Iraq

The U.S. Army announced its counter mortar weapon systems successfully intercepted 100 enemy fired mortar bombs protecting multi-national Corps Iraq assets. The Centurion systems,...

Israeli Infantry Battalions to Improve Fire Support

The Israeli Army is planning to complete the fielding of CARDOM mortar systems and remotely controlled weapon stations, equipping the regular infantry brigades and...

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