Milanion NTGS has signed an agreement with Global Ordnance for Global Military Products, a business division under Global Ordnance, to lead sales and project management of the Scorpion Mobile Mortar System in the United States.
The agreement was signed by Julio Estrella, CEO of Milanion NTGS, and Marc Morales, President of Global Ordnance, at IDEX 2023.
“The United States is an important market for us, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Global Ordnance to highlight the importance of military units being equipped with time-tested and combat proven systems like the Scorpion mobile mortar system,” said Julio Estrella, CEO of Milanion NTGS.
The Scorpion, or Alakran as its known in markets outside the USA, is the first of its kind, fully digital, automated 120mm/81mm mortar system designed from the ground up for shoot and scoot combat operations.
The system can precisely fire eight rounds in less than two minutes from park to depart, in and out before enemy counter-battery fire can take effect.
Its platform agnosticism means it can be mounted on almost any 4×4 vehicle with a minimum 2-ton payload, wheeled, or tracked, from Light Trucks to Armored Personnel Carriers to JLTVs. Milanion’s new Scorpion Light mounted on a Polaris MRZR was unveiled at the IDEX 2023 exhibition. This version is specifically designed for SOF or Airborne operations, again illustrating the dynamic versatility of the Scorpion Mobile Mortar System.
Marc Morales, President of Global Ordnance, said: “Our agreement will leverage the strengths of both companies to share the unique and impactful advantages of the Scorpion system as a flexible and agile solution that can adapt to changing mission requirements and operational challenges, providing high mobility and rapid-fire support for soldiers on the battlefield.”