The Israeli Ministry of Defence (IMoD) has awarded a contract to Elbit Systems to supply Cardom systems for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF).

The Cardom systems, manufactured by Elbit subsidiary Soltam Systems , integrate a 120mm mortar with innovative fire control, navigation, automatic aiming and propulsion systems.

The mortars have been in use with various IDF infantry units since 2007, as well as the US Army and other armies around the world.

Deliveries under the $40m contract will take place over a period of four years.