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DVD 2022: RBSL fires UK designed and developed 120mm mortar Boxer module

22nd September 2022 - 10:15 GMT | by Harry Lye in Millbrook

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RBSL's Boxer Mortar Module during test firings on Salisbury Plain. (Photo: RBSL)

Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL) has fired a UK-designed and developed 120mm mortar Boxer module on Salisbury Plain.

Announced during DVD 2022 on 21 September, RBSL’s 120mm mortar module showcased the ability to integrate and fire a mortar from the Boxer vehicle successfully.

A firing demonstration on Salisbury Plain saw a RBSL crew operate the system in what was the first time a mortar had been fired from a Boxer vehicle.

The Mortar Mission Module has a fully automated aiming capability and a Mortar Weapon System (MWS) developed by Rheinmetall Norway.

During the trial, multiple 120mm mortar rounds were fired to demonstrate the Boxer’s ability to accommodate a refreshed capability for smaller calibre systems such as the 81mm

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