Expal has reached an important milestone in the development of the new Dual-EIMOS on-board mortar system, which is completing its validation under the UTEX Experimental Tactical Unit programme with the SDGPLATIN. During official tests on 26 November, which were carried out at CENAD San Gregorio (Zaragoza), members of the DGAM-SDGPLATIN, Marine Corps, Army, DGAM-GESPRO and the Navy Logistic Support Head Office (JAL) learnt about the system in a demonstration. This was carried out in the context of high protection measures due the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new Dual-EIMOS is an 81mm on-board mortar mounted on a highly mobile 4×4 light tactical vehicle with key advantages, including:
- Its robustness and survivability, with the capacity for deep fording of up to 1.5m without preparation on the VAMTAC ST5 platform of the Marine Corps.
- Versatility and speed in operation thanks to 360º pointing without changing the position or orientation of the vehicle and without the deployment of additional elements, allowing high shoot & scoot capacity.
- Increased pointing precision and integration of the latest generation INU and by means of the stress absorption system integrated into the vehicle.
- Interoperability through the TALOS Command and Control system.
Alberto Fernández Cuervo, EXPAL’s Systems Product Manager, said: “Hand in hand with the DGAM and the Marine Corps, important improvements have been implemented in the versatility of the system, through an evolution that will offer benefits that, until now, did not exist in the market worldwide. We are confident that the system will be deployed very soon.”
EXPAL continues to focus on the validation of the new capabilities, completing the extensive validation and experimentation test plan, whose completion is scheduled for March 2021.