1 Product Manager for Mortar Systems The Road To The Objective Force "Armaments for the Army Transformation . 20 June 2001. LTC Larry Hollingsworth PM mortars Tank-automotive & Armaments COMmand Report Documentation Page Report Date Report Type Dates Covered ( to). 20 JUN2001 N/A - Title and Subtitle Contract Number Product Manager for Mortar Systems Grant Number Program Element Number Author(s) Project Number Hollingsworth, Larry Task Number Work Unit Number Performing Organization Name(s) and Address(es) Performing Organization Report Number TACOM.
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3 Number of Pages 15. Purpose Demonstrate how PM Mortar Systems is Nested with DSA, TACOM, and AMC. In support of The Army Transformation Provide an orientation on How PM Mortar Systems will Support The Army Transformation Slide 2. Outline Support to Army Transformation Mortar Systems Brigade Combat Team Infrared Illumination Precision Guided Mortar Munition Mortar Fire Control system Summary Slide 3. PM mortars Support to Army Transformation 60/81/120mm Ammo Family Development &. Mortar Fuze Production Battalion Mortar Development system (BMS).
4 Precision Guided Mortar Munition LEGACY FORCE. Mortar Fire Control Development &. Production OBJECTIVE FORCE. INTERIM FORCE. PM mortars and FIELDED FORCE. u Other Agencies and Services Other Army USMC. TACOM ARDEC Liaison w/ ARDEC. USAF for RAMM Technical Support to Many Others PM BCT for Mortar u Industry Carrier u Allies PGMM. Swiss Munitions u Academia Slide 4. mortars : Organic Fire Support Your Father's Mortar : Not your Father's Mortar : Same Mission Digital Fire Control Influence the Red Zone Improved Munitions Maneuver Commander's Increased Lethality Organic Fire Support K Comp'ny artillery commander speakin'.
5 (Bill Mauldin, Up Front, 1944). Slide 5. Army Mortar Weapon Systems Early 70's Late 80's 1,400 Systems 1,300 Systems $11K $23K. 60mm M224 Lightweight Mortar 81mm M252 Improved Mortar Brigade Combat Team Early 90's Mid 90's 54 Systems 1,100 Systems $21K $21K. 120mm M120 Towed Mortar 120mm M121 Carrier Mortar Slide 6. Army mortars Current Distribution I II II. Per Company Per Battalion ( Mortar Platoon). 1 FDC. (4 Per Bn X 3 Bn) 4 X 120mm X X. Heavy Brigades 12 X 120mm X X. (2 Per Co X 9 Co) 1 FDC. L. X X 2 X 60mm Y. Light Brigades 4 X 81mm (4 Per Bn X 3 Bn).
6 12 X 81mm 18 X 60mm III. 1 FDC. RGR. Arms Room Ranger Regiment Concept 4 X 120mm 4 X 81mm Mortar Arms Room 6 X 60mm 4 X 120mm / 4 X 81mm / 6 X 60mm X 2 X 120mm 4 X 120mm 1 FDC. Brigade Combat Team* Each Mortar Carrier Each Mortar Carrier can also transport: 36 X 120mm 12 X 81mm can also transport: 18 X 60mm 36 120mm mortars in the BCT. * Includes RSTA Sqdn which has 6 x 120mm M224 60mm M252 81mm Slide 7. Interim Brigade Combat Team mortars : Brigades 1 and 2. FUE Bn (-) is 1 QFY03, FUE Bde 2 QFY03. X. Mortar Carriers: 36 (+2 ORF). Ammunition Storage 120mm Only 60 rounds RSTA.
7 Battalion (120/81mm) 45 / 25 M121 120mm Mortar Carrier Company (120/60mm) 45 / 75 Dismounted for Firing 4 per Bn HHC x 3 Bn Each Battalion 4 per Bn HHC x 3 Bn Each Company RSTA Squadron Mortar Section One Squadron per Brigade Mortar Platoon One Platoon per Battalion One Section per Company 4 X 120mm Mortar Carrier 2 X 120mm Mortar Carrier 6 X 120mm Mortar Carrier Each Vehicle Stores & Transports: Each Vehicle Stores & Transports: Each Vehicle Stores & Transports: M121 120mm system M121 120mm system M121 120mm system (Dismount for Firing) (Dismount for Firing) (Dismount for Firing).
8 And and Each Vehicle has a M252 81mm system M224 60mm system M23 MBC. 1 FDC Vehicle with Each Vehicle has a 6 Mortar Carriers Two M23 MBCs M23 MBC in RSTA Squadron 18 Mortar Carriers 12 Mortar Carriers at Company Level Plus 2 120mm MCs at Battalion Level per Brigade (ORF). Slide 8. Interim Brigade Combat Team mortars , Block Improvement: 3rd through 6 th Brigades (3rd Bde Fielding in FY04), 1st & 2 nd BCTs retrofitted X. Mortar Carriers: 36 (+2 ORF). Ammunition Storage 120mm Only 60 rounds RSTA Block Improvement: Mountd 120mm Battalion (120/81mm) 45 / 25 and Company (120/60mm) 45 / 75 XM95 MFCS.
9 Each Battalion Each Company RSTA Squadron Mortar Platoon Mortar Section One Squadron per Brigade One Platoon per Battalion One Section per Company 4 X 120mm Mortar Carrier 2 X 120mm Mortar Carrier 6 X 120mm Mortar Carrier Each with Mounted 120mm Mortar and Each with Mounted 120mm Mortar XM95 Mortar Fire Control system (MFCS) and XM95 MFCS Each with Mounted 120mm Each vehicle also transports: Each vehicle also transports: and XM95 MFCS. Each Vehicle has a M252 81mm system M224 60mm system M23 MBC for Dismounted Ops. Each Vehicle has a 1 FDC Vehicle with M23 MBC for 6 Mortar Carriers Two M23 MBCs for Dismounted Ops.
10 In RSTA Squadron Dismounted Ops. 18 Mortar Carriers 12 Mortar Carriers at Company Level Plus 2 120mm MCs at Battalion Level per Brigade (ORF). Slide 9. World's First Mortar Infrared Illumination NVD VIEW. WITHOUT IR. ILLUMINATION. Organic Own the Night . Capability NVD VIEW. WITH IR. ILLUMINATION. 60mm M767. 81mm XM816. 120mm M983. Materiel Release (FY): 60mm M767 2Q01. 120mm M983 4Q03. 81mm XM816 1Q02. Enhancing Night Operations Slide 10. IR Illum in Action (Video Clips). Gen III. Slide 11. Precision Guided Mortar Munition (PGMM). Overview Description 120mm Laser Guided Extended Range Munition (ATD).