Why are the Italians introducing the 81mm mortar?

Colonel Lorenzo D’Addario is the deputy chief of the Land Transformation Department with the Italian Army. In this interview with Defence IQ, he explains why his forces are investing €16 million into a reintroduction of the 81mm mortar, why this is seen as such a priority for the future of the Army’s strategy, and what he feels is the best approach to joint force cooperation in the heavy weapons domain. Colonel D’Addario will also be speaking at this year’s conference.