The initial push on bagdad allowed mlrs to be used in the way it was intended - plus. After 5 months of ground pounding and security details MLRS main mission of grid destruction and tank destroyer was over. MLRS and other artillery units not engaging targets transformed into a new adaptable force never seen in the military. Never in American military history has a combat branch provided so many layers and levels of support to a combat theatrer. Artillery soilders have proven themselves in every combat and non-combat mission given to them. Not only have artillery adapted into whatever the army needs and infantry first they have maintained a force capable of delivering pin-point accurate ammo down-range. With the development of lighter more mobile artillery platforms like the HIMARS unit gives, the role of MLRS in current operations is adapting as well. The rugged steep terrain seen in the mountains of Pakistan and Afghanistan have proven an obstacle too large for direct fire artillery only. The use of accurate strikes, developed to strike effectively and reduce CDE.
IM on here to talk to some soldiers that know what is going in talks about transition jobs for 13M's And to see where EW goes