TITLE

MORTAR CREWS TO RECEIVE NEW 60MM SYSTEMS

AUTHOR(S)
CALLOWAY, AUDRA
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Infantry;Jun-Aug2011, Vol. 100 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the first M224A1 69 millimeter Lightweight Company Mortar Systems received by the 1st Special Forces in Fort Lewis, Washington in June 2011. The M224A1 comes complete with all 60 millimeter (mm) ammunition and a reduced overall weight by 9.3 pounds. The Program Executive Office was able to reduce the weight by using different materials and cutting off a number of components. The M224A1 also features a redesigned bipod that requires less maintenance.
ACCESSION #
66723422

 

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