French Company TDA a Thales subsidiary presents 120-mm guided mortar ammunition at SOFINS 10204173

 
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Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar Exhibition
28 - 30 March 2017
Military Camp of Souge, Bordeaux, France
 
 
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French Company TDA a Thales subsidiary presents 120-mm guided mortar ammunition at SOFINS
French Company TDA, a subsidiary of Thales presents its new development of 120mm guided mortar ammunition at SOFINS 2017, the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar Exhibition. This new type of ammunition will be operational by the middle of the next decade.
     
French Company TDA, a subsidiary of Thales presents its new development of 120mm guided mortar ammunition at SOFINS 2017, the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar Exhibition. This new type of ammunition will be operational by the middle of the next decade.
TDA 120mm guided mortar ammunition at SOFINS 2017, Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar Exhibition near Bordeaux, France.
     
Over the last decade, DGA (French army procurement agency) encouraged TDA and Nexter to work together on developing metric-precision munitions. This particularly ambitious program aimed to define, develop and manufacture common components and modules that could be used equally well in laser-guided 155-mm bombs, induction rockets and 120-mm mortar rounds.

This ammunition will use certain modules - in particular the laser guidance kit - employed in the laser-guided induction rocket, thus bringing economies of scale and the benefits of series production. Conversely, the laser-guided induction rocket could benefit from the innovations introduced on future programs.

Today, infantry and artillery mortars and weapons mounted on combat helicopters (with the exception of missiles) compensate for ammunition dispersion by firing salvoes or bursts of several rounds or rockets to obtain what could be termed an area effect.

With guided mortar ammunition enable targets to be engaged individually and therefore reduce the overall number of munitions that need to be carried. This type of mortar ammunition is also equipped with a penetrator that will be able to attack a dwelling from above, piercing the ceiling and exploding in the targeted room.

The new TDA Mortar Guided Ammunition is fitted with a semi-active laser seeker to offer more accuracy with a maximum firing range of 15 km.
 

 

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