IDF purchases more Keshet mortar systems

Keshet system has improved the precision fire capabilities of IDF (Zahal) combat battalions

Date: 18/09/2011, 6:55 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

The IDF (Zahal) is expanding its use of the Keshet mortar system. On Friday (September 16), the Defense Ministry signed a $40 million contract to provide the IDF (Zahal) with more Keshet systems.

The Keshet system was first acquired by the IDF (Zahal) in 2007 and is considered to be the most advanced system of its kind in the world.

The Keshet system combines 120 mm mortars with state-of-the-art control, navigation and aiming systems. The Keshet system can move autonomously.

An IDF (Zahal) Ground Forces official told IDF (Zahal) Website that the Keshet system has dramatically improved the precision fire capabilities of combat battalions. It has increased the speed and accuracy of mortar fire.