The first complete
Pasi-mounted unit (low-profile turret
with autoloader and fire-control system) was delivered to the Finnish
Army in October 2000.
In 2003, 24 additional AMV based
AMOS systems were ordered for the Finnish Defense Forces. The first two
prototypes of the AMV/AMOS were delivered in March 2006.
One added advantage of the Amos is that the
barrels can be lowered to deliver direct fire during urban warfare or
other scenarios. An interesting derivative is
the AMOS naval version. Designated Naval Application Demonstrator (NAD).
A prototype has been tested on a Combat Boat 90 by the Swedish Navy. The
ability to fire a mortar from a moving vessel at sea, should open new
perspective for future in-shore naval combat support.
excellent technical design, the AMOS nevertheless seems to have an
inhibitive price tag, which limits potential customer interest. It is
believed that a shorter, muzzle-loaded variant has been proposed, to
reduce the price.
In July 2006 the Swedish Defence Materiel
Administration (FMV) has awarded a contract for the development and
production of two prototype armored advanced mortar systems (AMOS) to
BAE Systems Hagglunds AB. The two prototypes will be based on CV90
platforms and scheduled for delivery to the customer in early 2011. The
CV90/AMOS configuration was recently shipped to Saudi-Arabia for field
demonstrations. A single-barrel configuration of the mortar, named
NEMO, was introduced in 2006 and have
already won its first customer - the
The SEK 500 million order (approx US$70 million) includes options for
maintenance systems, ammunition and preparations for a new battlefield
management system. The Swedish prototype will be designed to be suitable
for future installation on the SEP platform,
the next-generation Swedish armored vehicle system.