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Dual safety: new generation of mortar fuses

[Johannesburg, 1 September 2014] - Armed forces have, for many decades, opted for the highly reliable and extremely robust mechanical mortar fuses DM93 and DM111.

These have been produced in many millions in a range of different variants fired from smooth-bore mortars which do not rotate after the firing to stabilise the projectile or use rotation as a physical environmental condition as an arming criteria, for example, as with artillery fuses.

For this reason, a safety pin needed to be removed manually by the soldier immediately before loading and firing. This action was used in the past as the first safety and arming criteria with mortar fuses.
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Dual safety: new generation of mortar fuses

Last updated : 1 September 2014

 
 

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