Patria Hägglunds has delivered the first AMOS FIN series mortar systems and the training systems to FDF. The Conscript training with the AMOS systems commences in Spring 2013. The remaining series will be delivered by the end of 2014.

Patria Hägglunds has delivered the first AMOS FIN series mortar systems and the training systems to FDF. The Conscript training with the AMOS systems commences in Spring 2013. The remaining series will be delivered by the end of 2014.

Patria Hägglunds has delivered the first AMOS FIN series mortar systems and the training systems to FDF. The Conscript training with the AMOS systems commences in Spring 2013. The remaining series will be delivered by the end of 2014.

Company

Patria Hägglunds

Patria Hägglunds Oy is a subsidiary of the Finnish Patria (50%) and the BAE Systems Hägglunds from Sweden (former name Land Systems Hägglunds). Patria Hägglunds is domiciled in Tampere, Finland. Patria Hägglunds has no production activities of its own.

Patria Hägglunds owns product rights of the AMOS® (Advanced MOrtar System), the new generation 120mm mortar turret, which has been designed for installation on a wide variety of wheeled and tracked vehicles and also on fast combat boats. AMOS represents the latest know how in mortar systems.

Products

AMOS

AMOS®, "Advanced MOrtar System", is a double barreled breech-loading 120 mm mortar turret designed to be mounted on wheeled or tracked APC chassis and on fast combat boats. It is able to operate autonomously with impressive firepower, including direct and indirect fire capability together with Multible Rounds Simultaneous Impact (MRSI), up to a range of 10 km.

Due to turret mounting AMOS has a full 360-degree field of fire at elevations between -3 to +85 degrees. Thus, AMOS is capable of both direct fire for selfprotection and conventional indirect fire.

Ammo used in AMOS is conventional smooth bore mortar 120 mm fin-stabilised ammunition with a short stub case added.

The turret armour and APC chassis provide protection for crew against infantry weapons fire, artillery shell fragments and NBC weapons.

AMOS crew normally consists of four men: driver, commander, gunner and loader. Of these, commander and gunner are seated in the turret.

Thanks to its electronic equipment AMOS is capable of fully independent operation, but traditional optomechanical aiming methods are retained as back up.

Patria Hägglunds is responsible for co-ordination of the further development and international marketing of the AMOS new generation mortar system.

  • High rate of fire due to double barrel concept
  • Direct fire capability
  • Rapid deployment due to instrumentation for vehicle location and attitude; well suited for shoot & scoot tactics
  • Ballistic protection against infantry weapons and splinters
  • Muzzle blast and NBC protection Low chassis loads due to recoiling mechanism; suitability for both wheeled and tracked chassis
  • Suitability for all standard 120 smoothbore mortar ammunition as well as smart guided ammunition
  • Full 360° traverse without limitations due to turret mounting and recoil mechanism