The Land Systems arm of Singapore-based ST Engineering and United Kingdom based Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS) will pursue business opportunities for 120mm mortar system in Europe.
The cooperation agreement inked at Eurosatory 2018, will enable the companies to offer a comprehensive 120mm mortar system combining ST Engineering’s 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) weapon system with HDS’ mortar fire control system and 120mm mortar ammunition.
Mr Alexander Müller, CEO, Hirtenberger Defence Systems said, “With the long-time experience in the field of weapons and ammunition the combination of capabilities of the two companies will make a difference in the 120mm mortar market,” said Dr Lee Shiang Long, President of ST Engineering’s Land Systems sector .
“The 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) is a battle-proven system which can be integrated on both wheeled and tracked vehicles. Coupled with Hirtenberger’s Fire Control System and 120mm mortar ammunition, we now offer a complete operational system that offers rapid and accurate fire.
The companies will jointly market this unique system over the next three years to customers in Europe.
The SRAMS can achieve a high firing rate of 10 rounds per minute.
Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS) was established in 1860 and has been manufacturing 60, 81 and 120mm calibre smooth-bore mortar systems for more than 50 years.