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DSEI 2017: Saab launches new mortar ammunition

13th September 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Alice Budge in London

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Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS), a subsidiary of Saab, has launched a new 120mm mortar ammunition at DSEI this year.

Known as 'Thor', the mortar features preformed fragmentation technology and has already received interest from potential customers.

According to Christopher Leitner, head of marketing and sales at Saab, SBDS is expecting to announce its first customer for Thor at the end of the year, with the ammunition currently in small-scale production.

The demand has been driven by an apparent lack of heavy fire support in European battalions, he said, adding that there is a growing trend for mortar systems that are

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