posted on Sep, 23 2005 @ 12:06 PM
Traditionaly infantry has had a range of options to choose from, if they have a need for support.
At platoon level there's usually some 40mm GLs and Hand Grenades..
At comppany level few 60-82mm mortars (2x81mm in Finnish army)
At Battallion level 107-120mm mortars or SP-Mortars (from 81mm mounted at M113 to AMOS)
At Brig./Div. level usually some 105mm-155mm often mixed, towed or SPA and prehaps some MRLSs
I was wondering will it remain like this "forever", or are there some new ideas brewing either in military or ATSr heads
I've been toying around with an idea of 60-75mm light field gun made from composites light enough to be carried in two pieces by 2 soldiers. Range
would be around 1-3kms indirect and 1500m direct. Ammo would consist of HE and HEAT ammo obviously guided (imagine 75mm heats falling on top of your
APC) or laser guided HE hitting your window.
The gun could be attached to each platoon...
Or maybe kamikaze UAV/mini cruise missile launched from a LAW type launcher....
Toss around ideas, yours or someone elses... new products anything...