daftandbarmy said:If adopted, it would be the only EMP-proof indirect fire support asset in our arsenal.
medicineman said:Have to use signal flags and semaphore to send back fire corrections though...unless using tracers such as Loachman suggested.
daftandbarmy said:We'll have hundreds of serfs per battery though, so can extend a human chain from the target to the battery to pass messages by voice.
George Wallace said:>
Having remembered that "Party Game"; the end result of the message may not be the exact same at the receiving end as it was initially sent by the originator.
Bird_Gunner45 said:I believe the intent is still to replace the 105's with 120mm mortars for the reg/reserve. As of the last we were briefed the key hold up on that plan was honourary colonels and ceremonial openings for parliaments (provincial and federal).
As for HIMARS, there is currently no intent on procurement of that system. If it were procured it would go to 4 Arty Regt and definately not to the reserves.
Chris Pook said:WRT HIMARS/MRLS there is a new round in the works, being developed by Boeing and Saab. It sticks a Small Diameter Bomb on top of an MRLS booster rocket and generates a system that can ripple off 6 rounds and hit 6 independent 1 meter targets within a 150 km radius - flying into tunnels on non-ballistic trajectories and taking out reverse slope targets.
Just what every peace-keeper should have at their beck and call
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkkfE5yHejc