Finnish defense company has finalised the qualification of the Patria Nemo fire-on-the-move capability for land-based systems undertaking direct and indirect fire missions. This allows troops to move constantly during the fire mission, meaning they do not form a clear target for counter-battery fire. As a turreted, light weight and 120 mm remote-controlled mortar system with a high level of mobility, protection and accuracy, Patria Nemo is capable of both direct and indirect fire. With the fire-on-the-move capability, locating a target, aiming and opening the fire is faster and more efficient, making the system a real game changer on the battlefield.
Kari Reunamäki, Vice President of the Weapon Systems Business Line, said, “Patria has originally developed the fire-on-the-move capability for Patria Nemo Navy version several years ago, but due to tightened customer expectations and the prospects of the battlefield, the development was taken a step further”.
NEMO (from “NEw MOrtar”) is a single barrelled 120 mm remote-controlled mortar turret currently being developed by Patria Land Oy in Finland. Patria Nemo mortar system, weighing 1,900 kg, has a full 360º traverse and weapon elevation from -3 up to 85 degrees. Depending on the platform, vehicle equipped with Patria Nemo can stow 50-60 rounds of 120 mm ammunition. Patria Nemo enables the full potential of modern mortar systems with its usability on land and at sea, operation on the move, and high level of protection and firepower.
Patria Nemo is a global market leader in modern mortar systems with its state-of-the-art properties. Patria provides its aerospace and military customers with equipment availability, continuous performance development as well as selected intelligence, surveillance and management system products and services. Patria has several locations including Finland, Sweden, Norway, Belgium, Estonia and Spain. Patria employs 3,000 professionals. Patria is owned by the State of Finland (50.1%) and Norwegian Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace AS (49.9%). Patria owns 50% of Norwegian Nammo, and together these three companies form a leading Nordic defence partnership.