The mortar manufactured by BNT-TMiH Novi Travnik was again spotted on the Ukrainian battlefield in the service of the army of Ukraine.
The source from which these weapons came is unknown, but the mortars themselves are widely available for export.
Although Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) does not export weapons directly to Ukraine, nothing prevents “third parties” from transferring weapons to the front.
The M69A is a medium-weight mortar with a high angle of fire mainly used for long-range indirect fire support of light infantry.
It was designed at the end of the 1960s at the Military Technical Institute in Belgrade for the needs of the then Yugoslav People’s Army (JNA), but it soon found its use in many armies around the world, Klix.ba writes.