Ukrainian Army received the first six BARS-8MMK mobile mortar systems

Ukrainian Army received the first six BARS-8MMK mobile mortar systems

Ukroboronprom State Concern has completed the delivery of 120mm self-propelled mortar system BARS-8MMK to the Ukrainian Land Forces.

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“Bars-8MMK”, equipped with 120-mm mortar, is intended for ground units fire support under conditions of modern maneuvering war, said Ukroboronprom press service.

It takes only 30 seconds to bring the complex to combat readiness condition, and in 20 seconds after the last shot to leave the position.

“Bars-8MMK” is equipped with an automatized deployment and firing control system.

120mm mortar complex “Bars-8MMK” based on “Bars-8” armored vehicle designed and manufactured by “Bogdan” Corporation, has been successfully tested at the Armed Forces’ training ground.

“Bars-8” armored vehicle has been designed by specialists of the Car Assembly Plant #2 in Cherkasy, according to world standards and the demands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The vehicle is built on all-terrain 4×4 wheeled chassis and is equipped with 6.7L Cummins turbo diesel engine. “Bars-8” offers: STANAG 4569 Level 2 standard protection against bullet fires and mine blasts, crew support systems, smoke grenade launchers, communication and navigation systems, night and day observation devices, RunFlat tire inflation system, fire extinguishing system installed at engine compartment, camouflage coverings, ballistic protection of the body, autonomous climate system.

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