Superspeed: Ukraine showcases own mobile mortar complex Bars-8MMK
Bars-8MMK demonstrated its high combat capabilities during an artillery drill at one of the training grounds outside Kyiv, according to the press service of Ukroboronprom Concern.
The exercise was attended by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Secretary of the National Defense and Security Council Oleksandr Turchynov, Chief of the General Staff Viktor Muzhenko, and Ukroboronprom CE Roman Romanov, the report says.
Performing its test task, Bars-8MMK, equipped with 120-mm mortar and integrated into a digital data transfer system, was deployed at the position along with traditional mortars.
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The troops operating the mortar receive precise coordinates of their targets in real time due to the unit’s integration into the combat field data transfer system.
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