Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (KONGSBERG) and Patria Oyj have formed a teaming agreement to provide turreted mortar solutions for future U.S. Army mortar programs. As a center-piece of the agreement, the companies will promote and produce the 120mm Patria Nemo, turreted, remote-controlled mortar system in the US.
The teaming will provide an unrivalled combination of KONGSBERG’s U.S. engineering and production capability, and Patria’s long experience and innovation as provider of world-leading mortar systems. In May 2020, Patria entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for the Nemo mortar system with the U.S. Army’s Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC) Armaments Center.
“KONGSBERG and Patria have a long history of working together and a relationship that was strengthened in 2016 with KONGSBERG’s minority stake in Patria”, says Pål Bratlie Executive Vice President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS. “This teaming agreement for the Nemo mortar system is a fantastic means for our companies to join forces to provide solutions to the warfighter for the turreted mortar mission”.
“KONGSBERG’s track record of high-end weapon system production is highly regarded, this along with their established manufacturing facilities and U.S. wide supply chain made teaming with KONGSBERG a logical choice for Patria. Together, we provide the most advanced, protected and mobile 120mm mortar system produced alongside Remote Weapon Stations and Medium Caliber Turrets in the Johnstown, PA, facility”, says Jussi Järvinen, President of Patria’s Land Business Unit.
Patria has more than 80 years of experience in designing and delivering mortar systems. Nemo fires multiple rounds simultaneous impact (MRSI) fire missions with up to 6 rounds impacting simultaneously on target. The turret along with an armoured chassis protect the crew against ballistic, mine and IED threats and battlefield contaminants within the protection level of the platform. The low weight and compact turret is easily installable on a tracked chassis, vessel or wheeled armoured vehicles in the 6x6/8x8 class.
Pål Bratlie, Executive Vice President Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace,
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Jussi Järvinen, President, Land, Patria,
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KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group that supplies high-tech systems and solutions to customers in the merchant navy and oil & gas, defence and aerospace industries. KONGSBERG has approximately 11,000 employees in 40 countries. Follow us on Twitter: @kongsbergasa.
Patria is an international provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services, pilot training and technology solutions. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. www.patriagroup.com