High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Dragon Fire 120 mm heavy mortar is a program under development for the US Marine Corps. It is a fully automated mortar capable of using rifled or smoothbore 120 mm ammunition. Like all mortars it is a high-angle-of-fire weapon used for indirect fire support. Dragon Fire is also expected to be effective in a counter-battery role. The Dragon Fire program began in 1997 as a concept demonstrator, intended to experiment with automating medium-caliber, medium range artillery. The Dragon Fire combines digital fire control, power-operated traverse, elevation, and loading, and an advanced aiming system with a 120mm rifled mortar system to give much faster and more precise direct support. Program lead is the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory with design by Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Command, and fabrication by Rock Island Arsenal IL, and General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems. The first prototype was constructed partly from components of a French 120 mm rifled mortar and was completed in 1998.
UitgeverFrederic P. Miller
UitgeverAgnes F. Vandome
Dragon Fire (Mortar)
Frederic P. Miller
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