Tag Indirect Fire

The Roll Corrected Guided Mortar

In our recent discussion about the merits, or not, of lightweight artillery systems one lightweight system we ignored (mostly) was mortars. As we know, in the British Army mortars are an infantry battalion weapon, not the Royal Artillery. In almost…

105 to 155

Merlin Helicopter Light Gun Royal Artillery
mm that is A RAF Merlin helicopter carries a 105mm Light Gun during a training exercise for reservists. Royal Air Force Benson 606 (Chiltern) Reserve Squadron instructors delivered training to British Army students during an Underslung Load Course at Benson…

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…

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…

81mm Precision Mortars

Jed produced a fantastic post a week or two ago on the range of mortar options available and how they might be used. Click here to read it. This bit of news popped into the newsreader this afternoon General Dynamics…

Mortars

A guest post from Jed We have a lot of discussion of fire support for mobile (armoured, mechanised) infantry, and touched upon the same subject in the context of light infantry. A number of articles penned by TD, myself and…

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)…