Tag Artillery

GMLRS Developments

The final pre-acceptance trial of the GMLRS (Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System) at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, USA.
An interesting piece of news this week on the G/MLRS system. First was from Lockheed Martin about the testing of a new GMLRS warhead, called the rather unimaginative ‘Alternative Warhead’ They test fired the first one, it flew 30km and…

Merlin HM1’s Lifting Artillery

Merlin Helicopter Light Gun Royal Artillery
This caught my eye, a Merlin HM1, that is a very expensive and highly specialised anti submarine helicopter, being used for logistics support during a recent amphibious exercise. When the Merlin HC3/3a’s are transferred to the CHF and the Sea…

Hawkeye 105mm Weapon System

We have discussed mortars across a number of posts but how about an alternative to the vehicle mounted 120mm mortars that seem to be in vogue. A spot of sales blurb from the manufacturer, Mandus Group… The Hawkeye 105mm Weapon…

155mm Artillery

After our recent excursion back into maritime matters here is a question. With the future character of conflict and other conflicts are increasingly pointing to a need for precision and low collateral damage is the role of the traditional gun…

Indirect Fires –

Rather than filling up other posts comments with discussions on artillery, loitering munitions etc can we just use this one for now? This will be part of the ‘Future of’ series but everyone seems keen to crack on with the…

Lightweight GMLRS/MLRS Alternatives

When I looked at artillery systems a few weeks ago a couple of commenters thought GMLRS was a little overkill for many situations and proposed guided mortar rounds as an alternative for organic indirect precision fires. The cancellation of LIMAW(R)…