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D&S 2017: Thailand rains down rockets and artillery

9th November 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Bangkok


The Thai Ministry of Defence (MoD) displayed its newest artillery project at the Defense & Security 2017 expo in Bangkok, this being an effort to create a 120mm truck-mounted mortar.

Aptly named the Autonomous Truck-Mounted Mortar, or ATMM, it is being developed by the MoD’s Weapon Production Centre in conjunction with Elbit Systems of Israel, with significant amounts of technology transfer occurring.

Soltam’s 120mm Spear recoil mortar system was seen at the exhibition mounted on a Tata LPTA 713 TC 4x4 truck from India. Its elevation range is listed as 800-1,511 mils with a traverse of 800 mils in either …

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