60mm and 81mm Mortars
With 60 mm and 81 mm mortars, Marines work together to provide constant and accurate high-angle suppressive fire. Marine mortar teams must interpret calls for fire from a forward observer in order to locate their targets on a map and then convert that data into a firing solution for their mortars. This allows them to deliver mortar fire in a timely response to the ground units they support.
As battlefields evolve, so too does the manner in which Marines are armed and equipped. Learn more about the weapons of the Marine Corps.