The 60 mm ANTOS mortar is an extremely light weapon designed by Czech Military Technical Institute VTUfor paratroops and special units. Most parts are made of aluminium alloys and plastic materials. The firing mechanism is trigger type with fixed striker. The handgrip with trigger allows easy carrying and firing in low and high elevation. The liquid sight shows directly the range for both charges. Modular design enables production of various configurations. Most parts are made of aluminium alloys and plastic materials. The liquid sight shows directly the range for both charges. Modular design enables production of various configurations.
The ANTOS 60mm mortar can fire a full range of bombs. Bomb body is filled with TNT explosive for the HEF bomb (standard high-explosive) or HTX explosive (EBX type enhanced blast explosive) for the HEI bomb and with the smoke composition based on the red phosphor (RP) for the SMK bomb. All these bombs are equipped with the nose PDSQ according to NATO standards, e.g. , DM 111 A5, M111 B1, MZ95 A1, AR-MDH or interchangeable.
Thanks to its low weight, the ANTOS 60 mm mortar is easily transportable and only a short time is needed for assuming a firing position. It also allows high frequency and accuracy of shots. In connection with a powerful fragmentation-incendiary effect of the ammunition in the point of impact, ANTOS secures sufficient coverage of target, especially when multiple mortars are used together. The mortar is a low-pressure weapon with a minimal effect of the muzzle pressure wave on the gunner and with low acoustic and visual demasking effect.