'Fire for Effect!': USMC Mortars Warfare Revolutionises the Fire Support Mission

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Richard de Sliva of Defence IQ speaks with Colonel Anthony Johnson, Commanding Officer of the USMC Artillery Detachment, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Col. Johnson opens up about prospects for future Marine Corps indirect fire support, including an increased focus on 120mm rifled mortar systems as well as more deployable platforms for amphibious operations. MEU (Marine Expeditionary Unit) needs call for dual calibre systems to fulfill a variety of manoeuvre-from-over-the-horizon missions. He goes on to describe how automated fire control has revolutionised accurace predictid fire - and pings on the 5 crucial elements of modern predicted fire.

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