Soldiers benefit from lighter, easier to maintain mortar systems


The new lightweight 60mm mortar system.

The new lightweight 60mm mortar system.

PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. (July 20, 2011) — Mortar crews have started receiving new lightweight 60mm mortar systems that are approximately 20 percent lighter than previous versions.

The Program Executive Office for Ammunition fielded the Army’s first M224A1 60mm Lightweight Company Mortar Systems to 1st Special Forces Group in Fort Lewis, Wash., last month.

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