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16 June 2016

Eurosatory 2016: RUAG COBRA Mortar System Developing Towards Serial Production

The RUAG COBRA Mortar System continues to develop towards serial production after impressing in trials for Swiss and international customers.

RUAG's COBRA during trials. (Photo: RUAG)

Since the selection of the RUAG COBRA Mortar System by the Swiss Armed Forces it has been part of the country’s Armament program for 2016. At a recent presentation to the Swiss Minister of Defence, the parliamentary security commission and members of Swiss Army’s joint Staff, RUAG demonstrated the latest status of the Swiss configuration of its 120mm Mortar including the semi-automatic loader and integrated on board ballistic computing.

In May, the COBRA underwent further shooting exercises as part of a live demonstration for a number of interested international customers. During this shooting the COBRA was integrated in a Piranha, and again demonstrate its ability to fire four rounds in under 20 seconds. The continued success of trials is a clear indication of the COBRA’s capability and that it will soon be ready for serial production.

The COBRA has been developed with RUAG’s extensive experience in the Mortar Business and with a clear focus on providing modern and flexible fire support. The technology within COBRA supports MRSI (Multiple Round Simultaneous Impact) firing and effective deployment of shoot & scoot tactics. Its intuitive handling, open architecture and 81mm insertion barrel support easy integration with modern command & control equipment and effective user training.

At EUROSATORY 2016 RUAG is exhibiting under its new promise “We listen to make it right, we stay to make it real, a promise you can trust.” The new promise has been formulated to restress RUAG’s long term commitment to its customers, its solution oriented focus and trustworthiness.