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.

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As battlefields evolve, so too does the manner in which Marines are armed and equipped. Learn more about the weapons of the Marine Corps.


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