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2018-08-08 Government
"We have a procurement system that does not support the military; the military supports the procurement system."
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Posted by newc 2018-08-08 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top

#1 Well...yeah!
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 01:16||   2018-08-08 01:16|| Front Page Top

#2 All made possible by your local congresscritter. Guess who makes the rules? As the prof says, Where's the Graft in that?
Posted by Procopius2k 2018-08-08 06:28||   2018-08-08 06:28|| Front Page Top

#3 What would Ike say ?

Watch the Army test its new 105mm 'Hawkeye' Humvee-mounted howitzer
Posted by Besoeker 2018-08-08 07:49||   2018-08-08 07:49|| Front Page Top

#4 What would Ike say?
"Eisenhower wrote that the jeep was one of the six most vital U.S. vehicles to win the war."
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 09:42||   2018-08-08 09:42|| Front Page Top

#5 AND what is the problem with indirect fire?
You want air bursts anyway as those produce the most casualties.

The writer of the article doesn't know an iPad from a helicopter about artillery or fire support.

I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars. The Soviets/Russians are all in on mortars with everything from knee mortars to extinction level calibers (200mm and larger).
Posted by Sock Puppet of Doom 2018-08-08 10:10||   2018-08-08 10:10|| Front Page Top

#6 I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars.<\em>
SPOD, probably a combination of (1) Logistics: after you figure in all of the logistics tail to properly feed a 120mm mortar... why not spend a little more and go 155mm howitzer? (One reason we have Tanks and don't like specialized tracked Anti-Tank AFV...)
And more importantly... (2) The Artillery Branch Officers find it easier to organize, train their own juniors, -AND- Lobby for Higher Ranks if they can point to large numbers of men directly under them. A Brigade sized collection of Mortar Platoons scattered out through a Division doesn't merit a Brigadier General, you see, but an Artillery Brigade would...
Posted by magpie 2018-08-08 14:57||   2018-08-08 14:57|| Front Page Top

#7 *Wow* The formatting on #6 sure got messed up. Should be:
#5 I just don't know why the army seems to be so allergic to mortars. - Sock Puppet of Doom
Posted by magpie 2018-08-08 15:00||   2018-08-08 15:00|| Front Page Top

#8 Eyetalics added for emphasis.
Posted by Skidmark 2018-08-08 16:44||   2018-08-08 16:44|| Front Page Top

#9 Magpie, in #6 you ended the quote with the slash going the wrong way, so it didn’t close it out.
Posted by trailing wife 2018-08-08 21:57||   2018-08-08 21:57|| Front Page Top

#10 Thanks, tw... Need new glasses, bent the old ones and typing on the keyboard has been a little ...odd... until I get a new pair
Posted by magpie 2018-08-08 21:59||   2018-08-08 21:59|| Front Page Top

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