While much attention has focused on the U.S. Army’s ability to achieve greater distances with artillery and missiles, mortar systems are also keeping pace with technology advances. Ed Lopez, Picatinny Arsenal Public Affairs, reports.
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|Sgt. Trevor Cacciatore, assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, braces himself as a Coalition partner from Australia prepares to drop a mortar during a live fire exercise. Mortar systems are a familiar fixture in warfare and continue to keep pace with evolving technology at the Mortars Division of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) Armaments Center at Picatinny Arsenal. (Picture source: U.S. Army/Spc. Eric Cerami)