As reported by Censor.NET citing the press service of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC), the test was attended by agency Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.
According to the NSDC secretary, the mortar system developed by Ukrainian manufacturers was inegrated into Bars-8 armored vehicle. He also said that the combat vehicle is equipped with an automated deployment and fire control system. "The complex can move quickly to the necessary firing point, its computer system allows ground positioning, preparation for shooting from the original position takes only 1 minute," Turchynov said adding that the system needs around 20 more seconds to leave the firing point avoiding the enemy's backfire. He also said that the combat ammunition load of the vehicle is 60 mines while the crew consists of only three people.
"Manufacturers have solved several issues when developed the mortar system. Namely, they have reached the maximum deployment and stowage speed, the ability to move off-road, the ability to hit the target with high accuracy, and, most importantly, the safety of its use," the official stressed.
The NSDC secretary expressed his conviction that after the state tests are completed and the mortar system is accepted for service "it will occupy the place it deserves in the armament of the Ground Forces, Airborne Assault Forces, and Special Operations Forces."