RUAG of Switzerland have developed
an autonomous, smoothbore, recoiled 120 mm
system, designed for installation on
mobile platforms such as
light APCs and trucks. Among the platforms tested were Mowag
8x8 Piranha and M-113. The Bighorn system
can fire all types of 120mm mortar ammunition, including guided
projectiles such as STRIX and Cargo munitions.
The system is designed for autonomous operation,
including integral navigation, positioning and fire control
capabilities. When fully configured for autonomous operation, Bighorn
can deploy into a firing position, fire and leave quickly before being
intercepted by enemy counterfire.