Israeli Company Plasan has delivered and configured Plasan SandCat 4×4 protected vehicles with the Spear 120mm mortar to undisclosed customer under the difficult circumstances of the COVID19 pandemic. With SandCat Spear 120mm mortar carrier, Plasan has designed a new light and mobile artillery system that can be used by airborne troops or fast reaction forces offering mobility and firepower. The SandCat weapons carrier platform with a 3-man armored cab, can be configured for various mortars or missile systems.
The SandCat is a composite armored vehicle designed by the then Plasan Sasa (now Plasan) of Israel. The SandCat is based on a commercial Ford F-Series chassis. Approximately 700 SandCats have been produced since 2004, and while Plasan has never released complete details, these are known to be in service with at least 16 users across five continents. SandCat‘s advanced composite armor provides up to STANAG Level 3 protection without adding weight or reducing vehicle performance
Spear MK2 is a fully autonomous, soft-recoil 120mm mortar based on a 4×4 light wheeled armoured vehicle. The mortar system was developed by Elbit Systems to support the rapid engagement operations conducted by armed forces. The Spear is a fully autonomous 120mm mortar system with soft-recoil that can be easily integrated into light wheeled tactical vehicles. The mortar is a derivative of the CARDOM battle proven mortar system – more than 1,000 systems extensively used by the US Army, NATO, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and others.