Elbit Systems of America was awarded a contract to provide and field mortar fire control systems for the U.S. Army. The contract was awarded by the Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. If fully ordered, the maximum value of the contract is USD102 million. The contract completion date is December, 2021.
The company was also awarded the U.S. Army’s mortar weapon systems contract in the fall of 2016 for the production of 60mm, 81mm, and 120mm mortars. 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.
Mortar fire control systems for the U.S. Army consist of the MFCS-M system (Mortar Fire Control Systems Mounted), MFCS-D system (Mortar Fire Control Systems Dismounted), and a lightweight handheld mortar ballistic computer.