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DSEI 2023: Supacat adds mortar option for high-mobility vehicle family

15th September 2023 - 11:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in London


The Supacat HMT 400 Mk 2 at DSEI, fitted with an Elbit 120mm mortar system shown in the deployed position at the rear of the platform. (Photo: author)

Supacat displayed a new variant of its HMT 400 4x4 vehicle at DSEI, equipped with an Elbit 120mm mortar system and a Kongsberg remote weapon station armed with a machine gun and Javelin missile.

The missions that the Supacat HMT 400 4x4 series of high-mobility vehicles can undertake on the battlefield has been extended further by installation of an Elbit Sling 120mm smoothbore mortar system in the rear of the cargo area.

When a fire mission is required this is automatically deployed over the rear arc in 30-60s until the baseplate is in contact with the ground.

Elevation and traverse are all-electric allowing for rapid deployment and the mortar is coupled to an on-board fire control system.

When compared to a standard dismounted 120mm mortar system the Sling allows for a mission to be

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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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