Joint Ukraine-a NATO member production of 120mm mines has begun

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KYIV, UKRAINE — The state company Ukroboronprom and one of the member countries of the North Atlantic Alliance started joint production of 120 mm mines. A contract was signed with the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine the other day for the delivery of these weapons, so the Ukrainian military will receive them soon.

Photo credit: Ukroboronprom

120 mm mines are produced using modern technologies. The production facilities are scattered, in particular, some of them are located in one European country.

The 120mm mines

This ammunition is guaranteed to hit enemy infantry in a radius of 25 m to 60 m, and fragments can fly up to 250 m. In addition, a 120 mm mine is capable of destroying engineering facilities and light armored vehicles.

In general, a 120 mm mortar can hit targets at a distance of up to 7 kilometers, and with modern ammunition – at a distance of more than 8 kilometers.

The 120 mm mortar is one of the most common types of artillery weapons in Ukraine and is actively used in military operations against the Russian invaders.

We remind you that earlier Ukroboronprom began mass production of 82-mm mortar shells abroad. If the 82-mm mine was manufactured using technology developed by specialists of Ukroboronprom enterprises, by the hands of employees of the concern enterprises, but outside of Ukraine, then the 120-mm mine is a joint product-means of defeat with Western allies.

The 82mm mortar projectile

The new 82mm mortar fragmentation projectile is better than the regular one, UkrOboronProm said on January 11th. During the tests, the new mortar projectile registered an increased number of lethal fragments. On the shields and the location of the target situation, fragments 2 or 2.5 times more than the standard projectile were registered. In addition to the increased amount of ricochets, their size is also better than the standard ones.

Photo credit: UkrOboronProm

UkrOboronProm provides data from the tests conducted on the 82 mm star. With a standard projectile of this caliber, the number of fragments at different distances is different. For example, at 5 meters the offsets are 198 units, at 10 meters they are 70 units, and at 15 meters they are 41 units. The new mortar projectile accordingly has increased characteristics as follows in the same order: 460, 140, and 69 fragments.

82-mm mortar fragmentation projectile is designed to destroy enemy personnel from a mortar at a distance of up to 4500 meters.

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