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Elbit Systems to supply Crossbow Unmanned Turreted Mortar Systems for European customer

Elbit Systems announced on 8 May that it has been awarded a contract to supply the Crossbow Unmanned Turreted 120mm Soft Recoil Mortar Systems to General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) for the installation on Pandur 6×6 APC wheeled armoured vehicle for an undisclosed European customer.

The contract which is worth approximately $53 million will be performed over a period of 6 years.

This marks the first contract signed for the supply of the Crossbow, which was unveiled at the DSEI exhibition in London back in 2023.

Elbit Systems’ Crossbow is designed to offer high protection and survivability for the mortar operator’s crew while providing a short sensor-to-shooter circle.

With a maximum rate of ten rounds per minute and a sustained rate of fire of six rounds per minute, the Crossbow can fire a variety of NATO 120mm ammunition, including the Iron Sting guided mortar munition, with an effective range of up to 10 kilometers.

The Crossbow turret is also equipped with a 360° capability, and no index loading is required.

Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit Systems Land said: “We are proud to receive the first order from a leading international costumer for our state-of-the-art Crossbow Unmanned Turreted Mortar System. The turreted mortar, with its precise guided round, reaffirms our commitment to developing and providing innovative and advanced land systems as solutions to the evolving needs of the modern battlefield.”

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