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DSEI 2023: Elbit exhibits export version of Crossbow mortar turret

19th September 2023 - 13:30 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The new Elbit Crossbow turret is fitted with a 120mm smooth bore mortar and 7.62mm coaxial machine gun. (Photo: author)

Elbit Systems has unveiled a lightweight export model of its Crossbow 120mm mortar system being developed for the Israel Defense Forces.

While Elbit has previously released some information on the Crossbow 120mm smoothbore mortar it is developing to meet the operational requirements of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), it has now developed a lighter version for export, the Crossbow Light Mortar Turret (LMT).

This the 120mm forged smoothbore barrel is 3 m long and fitted with a vertical sliding breech mechanism with a 7.62mm machine gun (MG) mounted co-axial to the right and the sighting system on the left.

Banks of electrically operated smoke grenade launchers are mounted either side of the turret, which could be coupled to laser detectors.


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Christopher F Foss


Christopher F Foss

Christopher F Foss is an internationally recognised authority on armoured fighting vehicles, artillery and other weapon systems, …

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