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Eurosatory 2018: Fire control system developed for 60mm mortars

13th June 2018 - 10:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Paris


Austrian-based Hirtenberger Defence Systems has unveiled a new digital fire control system (FCS) optimised for 60mm commando mortars at Eurosatory this year.

The Grid Aiming Mode – or GRAM – is a digital mortar laying system that allows a soldier to fire a 60mm commando mortar accurately towards a target even if they are behind cover and cannot directly see the enemy.

A commando mortar is a one-man operation and does not require a bipod for operation, providing fire support for infantry units.

Traditionally, soldiers using this type of 60mm mortar would have to see the enemy position and aim

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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