South Korea has started deploying an upgraded version of its indigenous 81-millimeter mortar system.
According to Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the development of the system took five years and was completed in 2019. The system is about 20% lighter and can now be move easily due to having its own carrier vehicles.
The mortar system is equipped with Laser and global positioning system technologies over the manual input and transmission used in the existing versions. This upgrade aims to help the system calculate and transmit firing information and hence provide increased firing speed and accuracy.
DAPA now plans to export its advanced mortar system.