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MO 120 RT  
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Also Known As: 120 2R2M, Mobile Dragon Fire and TDA 120 RT
Origin: France and Germany
Corporations: TDA Armements
Parent System: MO 120 RT
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Description: The MO 120 RT is a highly mobile 120mm rifled towed mortar manufactured by TDA Armaments, a Thales France and EADS of Germany joint venture. This weapon is capable of precisely engaging targets ranging up to 13 kilometers (8 miles) using rocket assisted projectile (RAP) or 9 kilometers (5 miles) using non-assisted ammunition. Overall, this weapon is lightweight enough to be towed by HMMWV class vehicles and airlifted by helicopters or fixed-wing aircraft.

The Mobile Dragon Fire is a variant that fits into US Marine Corps' LAV vehicles. The 2R2M or 120 2R2M is an advanced derivative intended for both wheeled and tracked armored mortar vehicles. 120 RT rifled mortar family feature an accurate targeting system relying on GPS feed data and a powerful fire computer which calculates the fire sequence within three to five seconds. The rifled mortar also supports high rates of fire, roughly 18 rounds per minute.

The MO 120 RT is currently in service with the French Army and other 23 armies worldwide including three NATO countries. In addition to ground and airborne carriers, the 120 RT can be parachuted down mounted on a pallet. It can fire a broad range of munitions. In 2002, it was integrated into French Army's VAB 6x6 armored vehicle with the effort being funded by DGA. In 2004, it was selected by General Dynamics for the EFSS program to provide battlefield indirect/direct fire for the US Marine Corps.

MO 120 RT Applications


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MO 120 RT Specifications

Wheels: 2
Dimensions
Main Gun Caliber: 120 millimeter
Performance
Main Gun Max Range: 13,000 meter (8.08 mile)
Main Gun Min Range: 1,100 meter
Rates
Max Rate of Fire: 18 roundperminute
Weight
Max Weight: 1,500 kilogram
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MO 120 RT News

There are 2 news between
10 Nov 2004 and 18 Jan 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012Sigma 30 Navigation and Pointing System Chosen to Modernize French, German and Italian M270s
Wednesday, November 10, 2004General Dynamics to Develop Expeditionary Fire Support System

Operators & Related Equipment


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