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Advanced 120mm Mortar
Developed by Soltam defense
mortar munitions is under development at Soltam Defense for
120mm tubes. Designated "Mor" - M150/M151 HE-TAG , (Terminal Area
Guided) mortar bomb implements laser homing technique for improving the
accuracy of the mortar fire against "time-urgent" area targets,
rather than hitting point targets at pinpoint accuracy. The idea
is to fire a single mortar round on target to neutralize it, thus
saving the costly ammunition spent in traditional ranging process.
The bomb's ballistics matches the ballistics characteristics of a
standard HE bomb.
A homing device is fitted to the tip of the bomb, which scans the
ground during its terminal trajectory phase searching for the
designated target area. Once the laser spot has been acquired,
moving tail fins are deployed to correct the bomb's trajectory to
impact on the spot. Fired from M120/121 battalion mortars, the M150 has a range of 7,2km.
The M151 can be fired
from an A-7 long barrel mortar, and reaches up to 9,5km.
Mobile Mortar Systems
Advanced Mortar Munitions