Mobile Fire Support System [MFSS] 120mm Mortar
The Marine Corps Warfighting Lab experimental Mobile Fire Support System [MFSS] is a rifled 120mm mortar system. It is the first remotely fired mortar system, and can be fired from anywhere within [range of] communication. The MFSS is equipped with its own Global Positioning System, field radio and fire control computer. The turret has power traverse, elevation and loading capabilities. When the system receives a fire mission over the radio, it can turn, load and fire, within 12 seconds.
The new system has a range of 8.2 kilometers and 13 kilometers when using Rocket Assisted Projectiles.
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Maintained by Robert Sherman
Originally created by John Pike
Updated Thursday, May 25, 2000 7:47:19 PM