It’s about time…
ARLINGTON, Va. (Army News Service, Feb. 23, 2011) — Early next month U.S. Soldiers in Afghanistan will receive a first-of-its kind, GPS-guided 120mm mortar munition that can pinpoint targets at ranges up to 6,300 meters, service officials said.
Much as the 155mm Excalibur guided artillery round has proven to be very useful, you know this is going to be particularly handy for troops in the field.
Dropping the first round on target is a whole lot more effective than walking rounds onto a target. For one thing, you tend to catch the enemy before they can reach cover.