The U.S. Army wants to replace its current mounted and towed 120mm mortars with new systems that will shoot farther.
U.S. Army advisers in Afghanistan have learned they may want to focus more on training Afghan forces.
The Marine Corps is investing heavily in long-range fire systems as it prepares itself for future battles.
A double-loaded mortar tube was the source of the explosion that killed seven Marines and wounded eight others last March.
The Marine Corps inked $98 million contract this month for a GPS-guided mortar round that officials said will travel twice as...