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Incoming: Mortars are getting some serious upgrades with renewed Army interest
By: Todd South   16 hours ago


As the Army pushes the distance of its artillery and missiles to never-before-seen ranges, it’s also aiming to lob mortars farther and faster.

A posting last month on the government notice website fbo.gov wants to see what industry has for three programs aiming to increase 120mm mortar capabilities — an extended range mortar system, an indirect fire turret and an automated remote capability.

The extended range system is expected to replace the existing M120A1 system by 2026. It can be nearly 100 pounds heavier than the current variant, but it must fire nearly 2,000 meters farther, or a maximum distance of 9 kilometers.

https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2018/09/13/incoming-mortars-are-getting-some-serious-upgrades-with-renewed-army-interest/
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