PEO Ammo lightens Soldiers load, shaves 12 lbs off 81mm mortar
Picatinny engineers delivered the first 81mm M252A1 mortar systems to the troops at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, earlier this month. The new system is 12 pounds, or 14 percent, lighter than its predecessor, the legacy M252 mortar. The M252A1 fires the complete family of 81mm ammunition, such as smoke, illumination, high explosive, infrared illumination and practice cartridges.