The Block II will also be the baseline effector for the US Army Indirect Fires
Protection Capability Increment 2, Block 1 making AIM-9X a true dual use missile, effective in either air-to-air or surface-to-air applications with no modifications required to the missile.
The concept of using a mortar in, both, an indirect fire
and a direct fire mode had its advent during World War II when the Swiss developed a 105mm breech-loaded mortar.
India, however, is not the only nation looking at investments in the field of indirect fire
The applications, which were developed by CGI, automate many operational functions to improve tempo, safety and accuracy and are a critical part of a long-term programme to modernise indirect fire
11C10-OSUT (ST), Phase 2; Indirect Fire
During the initial indirect fire
attacks, the enemy engaged FOB Loyalty near the maximum firing range of the weapon system used.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said: "Sadly, I must report that today, two soldiers from The Royal Logistic Corps attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup were killed in an indirect fire
attack on their base in Nahr-e-Saraj.
Task Force Helmand spokesman Major Ian Lawrence said: "Sadly, I must report that today that two soldiers from The Royal Logistic Corps attached to 1st Battalion The Royal Welsh Battlegroup were killed in an indirect fire
attack on their base.
ISAF, however, said Coalition aircraft and indirect fire
assets assisted ground forces to repel the attackers.
Nielson, 27, of Jefferson, Iowa, died June 29, in Badrah, Iraq, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with indirect fire
," it said in a statement, without providing further details.
Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick said: "The unit came under attack by rifle, rocket-propelled grenade and indirect fire
from insurgents, during which the soldier was fatally wounded.
Some of these sites had come under indirect fire
attacks during the past couple of months, namely the gas plant and the al-Shaabiya oil refinery.