Israeli Defense Forces order Elbit Cardom computerized, autonomous mortar launcher in $40 million deal
HAIFA, Israel, 18 Sept. 2011. The Israeli Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, Israel, is buying $40 million worth of Cardom autonomous, computerized 120-millimeter recoil mortar systems for light and medium armored combat vehicles from the Soltan Systems Ltd. subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. in Haifa, Israel, Elbit officials announced today. Cardom computerized integrated navigation, self positioning, and aiming systems to provide fast fire support for wheeled and soft armored fighting vehicles or military trucks. Soltan will supply the autonomous mortar launchers over the next four years, Elbit officials say. The Cardom mortars are operated by various Israel Defense Forces infantry units, as well as by the U.S. Army and various other armies around the world.
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