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Eurosatory 2018: New Industry Venture Pitches Advanced Mortar System

ST Engineering Land Systems and Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS) collaborate to market 120mm mortar systems in Europe

Military use of 120mm mortar systems has not had its time. This is testament in a new collaboration that was signed in Villepinte on 12 June between the Land Systems arm of Singapore-based ST Engineering and HDS, calling for increased business opportunities for 120mm mortar systems in Europe. The agreement will enable the two companies to offer a weapon system combining the 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) from ST Engineering with the mortar fire control system and 120mm mortar ammunition from HDS. Alexander Mueller, CEO of HDS, noted: “With the long-time experience in the field of weapons and ammunition, the combination of the two companies will make a difference in the 120mm mortar market.”

It was told in Villepinte that the two companies will jointly market this unique system to customers in Europe. Dr Lee Shiang Long, President of the Land Systems arm of ST Engineering, said that coupled with the fire control system from HDS, “we now can offer a complete operational system that offers rapid and accurate fire.”

The SRAMS is able to perform autonomous fire missions with only a three-man team.

Stefan Nitschke

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