Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Defence Systems (HDS) is a leading supplier of mortars, mortar ammunition, auxiliary equipment, fire control systems and other mortar related products and services. HDS is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and provider of mortar systems. The product range consists of different types of mortar ammunition, weapon systems, auxiliary field equipment, aiming and sighting systems, and illustrates the variety of technologies and expertise of the company.

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

HDS’ high-quality mortar systems is a result of the combination of several key technologies and know-how, in order to synchronise the development of mortars and corresponding mortar ammunition. HDS has become a one-stop-shop for end users of mortar systems by combining the ability to develop, design and produce every important aspect of a mortar system. This comprises the mortar itself, several types of mortar ammunition, optical instruments for aiming and calibration, observation instruments, fire control systems for command and control of mortar units, as well as different observation equipment. With the weapons and ammunition complementing each other, HDS products deliver a combination of outstanding performance, reliability and friction-free handling and operation.

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm


The HE grenade is suitable for a target practice or target marking grenade for training purposes. For smoke grenades, HDS offers three different kinds of chemical agents to provide different kinds of smoke; white phosphorus (WP) red phosphorus (RP) or titanium tetrachloride (TTC). To illuminate the battlefield, HDS offers two types of ammunition. With standard ILL-VI, visible light is emitted to brighten up the darkness. Further ILL-IR rounds considerably enhance night-fighting capability, providing a major tactical advantage on the battlefield. HDS offers a comprehensive range of mortar weapons in 60mm, 81mm (82mm) and 120mm calibres, featuring high firepower, long-range, high-accuracy and maximum reliability based on the company’s experience in the development and manufacturing of weapon systems. A mortar ammunition manufacturer, HDS understands every aspect and component of mortar weapon systems. This is the basis for the extraordinary performance and usability of the HDS weapon systems.
Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm


The HDS 60mm Commando Mortar M6C-640 Mk1 is ideal for independent infantry fire support, which can be operated by a two-man team without ballistic calculation or fire coordination. It is aimed either with indirect fire coordination or directly by line of sight by the operator himself.
The easy-handling and high-mobility of the weapon is designed for special missions, paratrooper or commando operations.
The HDS 60mm bi-pod mortars, M6-640, M6-895 and M6-1000 mortar are reliable weapons for indirect fire support used for infantry units, which enable the operator to fire a maximum amount of 30 rounds according to each minute at a maximum range of 4,000m.
Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm


Developed for the Austrian Army, the M8-1165 AND M8-1365 81mm mortars meet the highest tactical and logistical demands; the materials, components and concepts employed ensuring high-reliability under various topographical conditions. To maintain the high standards in accuracy whilst achieving a maximum range of 6,000m, the 81mm weapon system relies on a precise signing system. The M12-1385 AND M12-1535 mortars 120mm meet the highest tactical and logistical demands and perform under extremely difficult conditions to reach the maximum range of 8,500m.The quick and easy operation of this system comes in addition to a specialised transport solution for quick deployment and user-friendly handling.
Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

Hirtenberger Mortar Systems and Ammuniton for 60mm, 81mm and 120mm

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Trump reportedly backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress

Trump reportedly backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress

President Donald Trump has reportedly told Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to prepare a $750 billion budget proposal for 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump has backed plans to request $750 billion from Congress for defense spending next year. The $750 billion would be even more than the $733 billion request that the Pentagon had been expected to make for fiscal year 2020. It is also well above a $700 billion figure Trump cited in October. In August, Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill.

Trump reportedly backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress
Trump reportedly backs $750 billion defense budget request to Congress

Trump, faced with a budget deficit at a six-year high, told his Cabinet earlier this year to come up with proposals to cut spending by their agencies by 5 percent, but he suggested the military would be largely spared.  This request comes just months after Trump asked every major cabinet agency to submit proposals cutting their budget by 5% next year, according to The Washington Post. Trump said he wanted to see the defense budget decrease by 2%, from $716 billion to $700 billion.

The larger number tracks with what some experts, including a congressionally appointed panel, have said should be a yearly 3 to 5% increase to the defense budget, which includes money for the military as well as the nuclear weapons elements of the Department of Energy.
The meeting last week came as the Trump administration floated a 5% cut to the Defense Department, reducing the defense budget from $716 billion allocated in 2019 to $700 billion in 2020 as part of a federal government-wide effort to reduce the deficit. Defense officials were planning on a $733 billion budget for 2020 prior to the proposed cuts