ST Kinetics proposes its 120 mm SRAMS system for Brazilian Army's Guarani mortar carrier variant 20604172

 
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ST Kinetics proposes its 120 mm SRAMS system for Brazilian Army's Guarani mortar carrier variant
As Brazilian Army started receiving its first batches of VBTP-MR Guarani 6x6 armored vehicles, defence companies are already eying future variants. Among other is the mortar carrier version, for which the Singapore-based company ST Kinetics is proposing its 120 mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System.
     

ST Kinetics' proposal for the future mortar carrier variant of the Brazilian Army Guarani armored vehicle
     
ST Kinetics' 120 mm SRAMS achieves the highest continuous firing rate of up to 18 rounds per minute and is also the only system in the world with a recoil of less than 20 tonnes, enabling operations even from onboard a 4 x 4 wheeled vehicle.

Singapore Technologies Kinetics' (ST Kinetics) has developed the world's first 120 mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (120 SRAMS) that is able to achieve the highest continuous firing rate of up to 18 rounds per minute. This state-of-the-art, technologically advanced weapon system has been developed specifically for rapid and close range requirements of the battlefield.

With new innovative features that are patented, the 120 SRAMS provides a multiplier effect in operations ­ having to equip current mortar batteries with less weapon systems to bring about the same amount of lethality.

Compared to existing mortar systems which can only fire up to six rounds per minute, ST Kinetics' 120 SRAMS achieves a high sustained rate of fire with its semi-automatic Ammunition Transfer System and a patented Valve System in the breech mechanism. This provides an effective vent for the trapped air, resulting in a "free-fall" of the bomb into the barrel. This signficantly reduces the projectile's in-bore travel, thereby allowing it to achieve the highest continuous firing rate of up to 18 rounds per minute.

Another feature of ST Kinetics' 120 SRAMS is its patented Cooling System, which reduces temperature build up thereby enabling continuous firing at a maximum rate.

The 120 SRAMS is also the first mortar system in the world with a recoil of less than 20 tonnes. What this means is that the system can be mounted and in some cases, fired from onboard wheeled or tracked vehicles. The modular design of the 120 SRAMS allows for easy integration onto any platform without major modifications to the vehicle.

Equipped with a Navigation and Positioning System, power gun drives and integrated with an automatic Fire Control System, the 120 SRAMS is able to perform autonomous fire missions with only a three-men crew. This means that there is now no need for a survey team and command post, which in turn translates into enormous savings both in terms of manpower and equipment costs. The high sustained rate of fire also means that less mortar systems are required to achieve the same fire effects

Additionally, the 120 SRAMS incorporates a patented Blast Diffuser that reduces the blast overpressure by about eight to ten decibels. This ensures that the safety of troops, especially during continuous top charge firing, will be greatly enhanced.

Singapore Technologies Kinetics (ST Kinetics) is the land systems arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engg). As a world-class integrated land systems group, ST Kinetics provides design and engineering services for military vehicles, weapon systems and munitions ranging from manufacturing, upgrading, repair to maintenance and life cycle management. It also provides components and sub-systems design and development, and laboratory and industrial test services.

 

 

 

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