Elbit Systems Presents Autonomous Mortar System
15 May, 2017
Spear MK2 consists of a Control and Command system, enabling the mortar system to be operated autonomously and aimed without the need for external reference points
Elbit Systems will present its latest version of the Spear mortar system, Spear MK2, at the International Land Warfare and Logistics Conference in Latrun, Israel (May 16-18). The Spear MK2 is a 120 mm fully autonomous modular mortar system. The upgraded system provides situational awareness, wider area coverage, quick deployment and has autonomous or manual activation requiring only two-three crew members. The mortar system is deployed and operational within only sixty seconds, equipped with a command and control system providing battlefield management and situational awareness capabilities, fire missions’ prioritization and monitoring of personnel assignments.
Attack Result forecast
SPEAR MK2 is a fully autonomous, vehicle-mounted 120mm soft recoil mortar system for high-mobility platforms. It and is being used extensively by the US Army, NATO and the Israel Defense Force. It consists of a Control and Command system, enabling the mortar system to be operated autonomously and aimed without the need for external reference points. The company said it can be integrated with a variety of battle management systems (BMS) and includes technical fire management, scheduled fire plans, a prioritization target process and an attack result forecast.
The system also manages ammunition, personnel, assignments and serial number equipment reports.Targeting information is relayed to the fire control system (FCS) which computes the ballistic data and orders the electric drive system (EDS) to position the mortar barrel to the exact azimuth and elevation. The mortar fire control system (MFCS) receives feedback from the north finding system (NFS) and inclination gauge units (IGU). The the system also generates a comprehensive tactical picture that includes both friendly and enemy forces along with additional battlefield elements, enabling accurate threat analysis and an attack result forecast.