Lithuanian army to receive Expal 120-MX2-SM 120mm towed mortars

In a tweet posted on October 28, the Lithuanian Ministry of Defense announced "We are acquiring a modern and reliable Expal 120-MX2-SM mortar system from Spain which will significantly strengthen the indirect fire support capability of the Lithuanian Army".
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120-MX2-SM mortar (Picture source: Expal)

The Defence Materiel Agency under the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence and the Spanish company Expal Systems, S.A. agreed on Lithuania’s acquisition of 120 mm Expal 120-MX2-SM towed mortars. The equipment is to be delivered over two years, half of the batch by the end of 2023.

“Acquisition of such sophisticated and particularly high-quality weaponry will increase indirect fire support capabilities in the Lithuanian Armed Forces significantly,” says Minister of National Defence Arvydas Anušauskas.

The system meets NATO weaponry standards. Expal’s 120-MX2-SM mortar can hit targets at a maximum range of 8 km (4.9 miles). Apart from 120mm, Expal Systems produces 60- and 81-mm mortar systems. The company’s entire portfolio of munitions is currently in service in more than 35 NATO and allied countries.