HAIFA (Sep. 4)
Israel’s Milta plants, which produce armaments, have developed a new, lightweight 120mm mortar, which weighs only 90 kg by comparison with the old type which weighed 250 kg, it was revealed here today. Because of its lighter weight, it was said, the mortar will now be classified a medium weapon, not as a heavy weapon as previously.
The new type of mortar is now in mass production, it was said, and will be exportable to many countries, providing millions of dollars of fresh income for Israel. The new mortar will be capable of using ammunition designed for the old type. However, to avoid diversification, it will not be used by the Israeli army as yet. But it can be introduced without the need for new training.