Elbit to Supply Mortar Fire Control Systems to the US Army

Elbit Systems of America’s mortar fire control systems for the US Army consist of the Mortar Fire Control Systems Mounted, Mortar Fire Control Systems Dismounted, and a lightweight handheld mortar ballistic computer

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Elbit Systems of America announced today that it was awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide and field mortar fire control systems for the US Army. The contract was awarded by the Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. If fully ordered, the maximum value of the contract is $102 million. The contract completion date is December 2021. 

In 2016, the company was also awarded the US Army’s Mortar Weapon Systems contract for the production of 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm Mortar Weapon Systems. In addition, Elbit Systems of America is responsible for all aspects of fielding activity for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar systems and the M326 Mortar Stowage Kit (MSK).

“Elbit Systems of America provides soldiers enhanced capabilities and fire power to perform combat missions,” said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America. “Our company is focused on providing advanced and proven capabilities that our nation’s warfighters can trust to accomplish their mission and return home.”

Elbit Systems of America’s mortar fire control systems for the US Army consist of the Mortar Fire Control Systems Mounted (MFCS-M), Mortar Fire Control Systems Dismounted (MFCS-D), and a lightweight handheld mortar ballistic computer. This improves mission success with greater accuracy while reducing potential exposure to the enemy. For example, the systems allow soldiers to position the weapon, lock target, and engage the enemy in minimal time.

“As an industry leader of fire control systems and mortar weapon systems, Elbit Systems of America is committed to providing advanced technologies that continuously improve our soldier’s ability to deliver responsive and accurate indirect fires,” commented Dr. Amela Wilson, Elbit Systems of America’s VP of Sensors and Fire Control Solutions.   

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