See U.S. Army Infantry Units Practice Indirect 120mm Mortar Fire Support
Mortars have been used in one way or another for hundreds of years. The have been used as a type of indirect fire for at least five centuries. Mortars were originally employed in siege warfare, which was a military blockade of a city or fortress with the intent of conquering by attrition or assault. They fell out of general use by the Napoleonic eras but made a comeback at the beginning of the last century.
Enter the Soltam K6. The Soltam K6 is a 120mm mortar that was developed by Israel. A 120mm mortar system is much lighter than others, has a greater range, and can sustain a rate of fire of four rounds per minute. The Soltam K6, combined with the M120 Mortar System mission is used to provide heavy weapon, high-angle organic indirect fire support to the unit commander. The M120 is used by both mechanized units and light infantry in certain situations.
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