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Mortar systems: Challenges in a new battlespace

Contributor: Richard de Silva
Posted: 7/23/2014

Mortar systems: Challenges in a new battlespace - Richard de Silva

A new dawn for mortar systems has arrived. While lessons and upgrades have been harnessed from Afghanistan, tomorrow’s conflicts may present an entirely different environment with a number of emerging obstacles. This graphic outlines a number of these challenges... Full Article »


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