To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

IDEX 2023: Jordanian private venture mortar ready for production

21st February 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by Christopher F Foss in Abu Dhabi

RSS

Rear view of Jordanian Al Tareq 81 mm mobile mortar system with 81 mm mortar deployed to the ground. (Christopher F Foss)

The Al Tareq mobile 81mm mortar is fitted on a modified 4x4 Land Cruiser platform with crew protection and a roof machine gun mount.

The Jordanian Design and Development Bureau (JDDB) has completed trials of its latest private venture Al Tareq 81mm mobile mortar system (MMS) and production can commence as soon as a contract is placed.

The MMS uses a long-wheelbase Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 chassis in four-door configuration with the rear modified to accommodate a US 81mm M252 smoothbore mortar fitted with a JDDB electro-hydraulic laying system which retains the original baseplate.

The M252 is deployed over the rear until the baseplate reaches the ground to provide a stable firing platform. The Al Tareq is fitted with a computerised fire control system (FCS)

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Christopher F Foss

Author

Christopher F Foss


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

Read full bio

Share to

Linkedin