Elbit Systems to Supply Unmanned Turrets, Mortar Systems to Romania

Elbit Systems has received a $120-million contract to deliver unmanned turrets and mortar systems to the Romanian Armed Forces.

Awarded by General Dynamics European Land Systems, the agreement covers the manufacture of UT30 MK2 turrets and SPEAR mortar systems to be integrated into Romania’s Piranha V armored personnel carrier.

It also includes Remote Controlled Weapon Stations to provide the gunner with added protection.

UT30 MK2 Turrets and SPEAR Mortar Systems

According to Elbit, its 30-millimeter UT30 MK2 offers highly effective firepower to armored personnel carriers without compromising troop safety.

It features cutting-edge fire control systems, sensors, and display systems for enhanced combat effectiveness, situational awareness, and target acquisition capabilities.

Meanwhile, the 120-millimeter SPEAR soft recoil mortar system delivers effective fire support against enemy assets.

“This follow-on contract award is yet another vote of confidence in Elbit Systems’ portfolio of solutions for armored platforms,” Elbit Systems President Bezhalel Machlis said.

“I believe that the expansion of our integration and production capacity in Europe strengthens our ability to address the growing demand for advanced and proven capabilities for armored platforms.”

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