EXPAL announced on 29 November that the company has been selected by armasuisse, Switzerland’s defence procurement authority, to supply 81mm mortars for the Swiss army. This follows a complex and extensive competitive test and evaluation programme institutted to find a replacement mortar for the Swiss army in 2015.
“EXPAL carried out an important process to modernise this weapon system to adapt it to the indirect fire support mission needs on [the] modern battlefield. These continuous improvements are focused on enhancing accuracy, reliability and maneuverability in operations,” explained EXPAL Marketing Director, Stéphane Plantinet.
EXPAL has been awarded contracts for mortar systems and ammunition for more than ten European armed forces since 2010. With over 50 years’ experience, EXPAL’s solutions are in service in over 35 countries worldwide.