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This Expeditionary Fire Support System Floats Like A Butterfly And Stings Like A Bee

March 21, 2016

For Marine Expeditionary Units (MEUs), firepower and maneuverability are two of the most, if not the most, important elements to be considered. The greater the firepower, the greater the extent of the damage that can be inflicted on the enemy. The greater the maneuverability, the easier to deploy.


That’s why the 120MM M327 Towed Rifled Mortar Weapon is so important to the Expeditionary Fire Support System concept of operations. Combining the simplicity and firepower of a mortar with the precision and range of a field artillery piece, the 120mm M327 can effectively fire both rifled and smoothbore ammunition, carrying quite a punch. The M327 is the Marines’ largest internally transportable indirect fire support capability, allowing for easy extraction, thus enabling quick movement to avoid counter fire. An incredible kickass way to “shoot and move”.

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