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GPS-Guided Mortar Puts An End To Foxhole Calculus

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My grandfather was a mortarman in WWII and he used to tell us how he planned trajectories in the heat of battle. Now, however, soldiers can punch in some coordinates and send a hot slug of death soaring straight at the enemy in a fusillade of metal. Much easier for the folks in the field, I think.

This new mortar, part of the Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative, gives 10 meter accuracy at 11 miles. The mortar includes a programming wand to choose the exact landing location.

via DefenseTech

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