DOD ACQUISITION: Case Study of the Army Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile Program
[Technical Report, Congressional Report]
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
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The Guided Anti-Armor Mortar Projectile was for use in the existing 4.2-inch mortar system. It was to be capable of homing-in on enemy targetsusing an infrared seeker and a guidance system. Because of this feature it is commonly referred to as a fire-and-forget projectile. The High Technology Light Division Ninth Infantry established a formal requirement for the Guided Mortar on January 12, 1982 when it issued a Quick Reaction Plan approved April 1983. The Army refers to various studies to support the need for the Guided Mortar. These studies include a TopAttack systemconcepts study, a Close Combat Light Mission Area Analysis and an Air Land Battle 2000 study. A Mortars in Combat UnitsStudy and a cost effectiveness analysis, also supported the Guided Mortar because of its potential as a force multiplier.
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