EXPAL showcased its latest functions of the EIMOS system at Eurosatory 2018 between 11-15 June.
EXPAL’s EIMOS system, which has been in service since 2015, is the natural evolution of the conventional 81mm/60mm mortar system.
The EIMOS system mounts an 81mm mortar (interchangeable with 60mm) on a light 4×4 vehicle, providing mobility, greater safety by reducing manoeuvring time, and efficiency by integrating a ballistic computer, an automatic aiming system and a command and control system. All this allows army capabilities to be increased in indirect fire support operations.
EXPAL Systems product manager Alberto Fernández used the presentation to stress that: “The modernisation carried out in the new configuration of the system has brought improved accuracy and effectiveness in aiming, faster deployment (less than 20 seconds), and navigation without the need for GPS.
“Furthermore, the company has put a lot of effort into bolstering the systems and equipment, extending their working life, increasing their maintainability and reducing the cost of their lifecycle.”
EIMOS is a fully configurable, adaptable mortar system that can be integrated in armies’ main 4×4 tactical vehicles.
Its hydro-pneumatic recoil absorption system transmits only a small fraction to the vehicle, thus ensuring safe firing for the crew, with a very low impact on mechanics and without the need for additional stabilizers.
The EIMOS system is part of EXPAL’s one-stop-shop solution, covering all needs in indirect fire support missions in infantry operations. This solution is rounded off with: mortar systems (60mm, 81mm, 120mm), the fire control system (TECHFIRE), the advanced observation device in the form of mini UAVs (SHEPHERD-MIL), and the mortar unit tactical training simulator (eSIMOX).