Ukrain tests “Bars-8ММК”

Ukrain tests “Bars-8ММК”

A new 120 mm mobile mortar system Bars-8MMK was tested by Ukranian army.

The NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov said that this mortar complex was created on the basis of an armored car “bars-8” Ukrainian producers. He also said that the combat machine is equipped with an automated deployment system and fire control.

“The complex can move quickly to the necessary point of fire, its computer system allows ground positioning, preparation for shooting from the original position takes only 1 minute”, – Mr. Turchynov said adding that the mobile complex needs around 20 more seconds to leave the firing point avoiding the enemy’s backfire.

He also informed that the combat ammunition load of the vehicle is 60 mines while the crew consists of only three people.

“Manufacturers have solved several problems during the development of this mobile mortar complex – in particular, they have reached the maximum deployment and stowage speed, the ability to move off-road, the ability to hit the target with high accuracy, and, most importantly, the safety of its use”, – the Secretary of the NSDC of Ukraine noticed.

After the completion of the state tests this mortar complex will adopt the Ground troops, Airborne troops and special operations Forces.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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