Army Will Re-Look at Requirement for New Mortar Round

By Thomas Duffy / January 30, 2007 at 5:00 AM
At the prompting of the Defense Department's inspector general, the Army will determine whether a warfighting need exists for the second version of a new mortar-launched weapon, according to a newly released IG report. Developing this version will cost the Army up to $26 million. The IG looked at the Army's plan to develop the Precision Guided Mortar Munition, a laser-guided 120 millimeter round that can be fired from standard mortars on existing platforms. "The mortar locks onto a target...

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