George1 wrote:Tests of a prototype 120 mm self-propelled mortar MZ-204 "Highlander"
As reported on May 26, 2020, the TASS news agency, the MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar, developed on the basis of the Tiger multipurpose wheeled armored car, passed factory tests. This was stated by TASS General Director of the Military Industrial Company (VPK), which produces the Tiger, Alexander Krasovitsky.
A prototype of the 120 mm MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar complex developed by PJSC Motovilikhinskiye Zavody based on the Tiger-M security car at the exposition of the Science and Technology Forum for Law Enforcement Advanced Technologies Scientific and Technical Forum. Krasnogorsk (Moscow region), May 2017 (c) sdelanounas.ru
“This project [Highlander] is at the stage of studying the results of factory tests of a prototype by specialists of law enforcement agencies,” Krasovitsky informed, noting that the work on creating the Highlander was carried out on an initiative basis.
As the head of the military-industrial complex noted, the MZ-204 Highlander self-propelled mortar is a Tiger armored car with a 120-mm artillery system mounted at the stern of the vehicle with electric guidance in elevation and azimuth. "The main advantage of this development over foreign counterparts is the location of the combat crew of the system inside the Tiger armored corps during firing," Krasovitsky said.
According to him, the Highlander operates in a fully automated mode and can receive target designation data from unmanned aerial vehicles. "The situation, the data about the goals are displayed on the color multifunctional LCD monitor of the calculation commander," added Krasovitsky.
The head of the military-industrial complex emphasized that the Highlander could use adjustable ammunition, in particular the 120-mm high-precision guided mine Gran.
would have been good to see it in operation am curious how is being loaded, fired, etc. with Gran rounds this could be a good assassination weapon for high ranking officers attending the front lines.