Having been awarded a contract worth AED786 million for 72 production systems, the International Golden Group (IGG) of Abu Dhabi has now integrated the last batch of Agrab Mk 2 120mm Mobile Mortar Systems (MMS) for the UAE Armed Forces. The first batch of 10 was integrated in South Africa, with the remaining 62 being produced at the facilities of IGG (Stands 04-C20, UM-48) in the UAE.
Agrab Mk 2 comprises a BAE Systems Land Systems South Africa RG31 Mk 6E mine-protected vehicle with a Singapore Technologies Kinetics 120mm Super Rapid Advanced Mortar System (SRAMS) integrated into the rear, controlled by a Thales South Africa Systems integrated fire control system. The vehicle is powered by a Cummins turbocharged diesel developing 360hp at 2,600rpm, coupled to an Allison six-speed automatic transmission, to give a maximum road speed of 90km/h.
The vehicle has a Platt Protected Weapon Station armed with a .50 M2 HB machine gun, plus banks of electrically operated grenade launchers. […]