Hirtenberger Defence Europe has produced an innovative new aiming system for its range of 60 mm mortars called Grid Aiming Mode (GRAM), it was announced during the Eurosatory show in Paris.
Target data can either be input as a grid reference, GPS co-ordinates, or via a co-located and Bluetooth-linked laser designator, allowing the firer to remain under cover. Once the target is input, the firer can make adjustments to orientation and elevation of the barrel using the attached sensor.
The system has significantly improved the accuracy of first rounds and has allowed a reduction in the training requirement. With an incorporated backlight, it also offers a significant capability for night firing over the existing traditional luminescent bubble sight.