Expeditionary Fire Support System
No recent ground weapons system has stirred as much debate as the expeditionary fire support system (EFSS). Since 2000 the Gazerre has seen numerous articles advocating weapons type, assignment within the ground combat element, and the validity of the EFSS requirement itself. EFSS, in initial form, is an M327 120mm rifled towed (RT) mortar. EFSS should, however, progress to an ultralightweight, fully digitized 105mm pack howitzer (ULWPH), firing advanced ammunition and capable of limited self-propelled mobility via an auxiliary power unit (APU).
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