Accession Number:

ADA158018

Title:

Training Effectiveness Analysis: Status of Institutional and Unit Mortar Training

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. 1982-1983

Corporate Author:

LITTON MELLONICS SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT DIV FORT BENNING GA

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

Institutional and Unit Mortar training programs existing in 1982-1983 were observed to identify problems and deficiencies and to provide recommended improvements. An extensive analysis of Institutional Program of Instructions, Unit training programs, Army Training and Evaluation programs, and live-fire exercises was performed. Major problems identified were 1 no selection criteria for soldiers who are being trained as 11C mortarmen, 2 No institutional training for Skill Level 2. FDC Fire direction control computer tasks, 3 no training or extensive use of the hand-held fire direction calculator, 4 duplication of fire control plotting and computational procedures, 5 inadequate training for Mean Point of Impact MPI registration mission, 6 benefits of using meteorolgical MET messages and data not supported by resource expense, 7 units conduct less than one day of productive mortar training per week, and 8 lack of integrated training between Artillery Fire Support Teams FIST and the supported Infantry mortar units. Keywords include Infantry mortars Crew-served weapons Indirect fire Gun crews Forward observation Fire support team Fire control computers Fire support Institutional mortar training Mortar training devices Hand-held fire control calculator Unit mortar training.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE