Elbit Systems will showcase its Crossbow Next Generation Turreted Mortar System at the DSEI exhibition in London, England.
The automatic mortar system was developed by Elbit Systems’ Land under an Israel Defense Force contract and is MIL-STD-810G compliant.
The Crossbow system can shoot its first round in under 30 seconds and has a maximum rate of ten rounds per minute. Its sustained rate of fire is six rounds per minute, and it has a short sensor-to-shooter response time. The Crossbow can fire various munitions, such as the Iron Sting guided mortar munition, which has an effective range of up to 10 kilometres. The Crossbow turret does not need indexing loading, and it can pivot infinitely in a 360-degree range.
The Crossbow is a versatile weapon system that is compatible with UT-120m turrets and can be integrated onto a range of platforms, including 6X6 and 8X8 wheeled vehicles, tracked vehicles, and stationary platforms. It meets all NATO ammunition requirements and is equipped with a computerized fire control system and a land navigation system. Additionally, it can be operated even in environments where GPS is not available.
Yehuda (Udi) Vered, General Manager of Elbit System Land: “The Crossbow is the latest and an important addition to our portfolio of automated turret systems. It is the only automated turret on the market and offers high-performance and precision firepower. We are proud to provide our customers with the most advanced platforms on the market.”