ANA 82mm Mortar
Books on Afghanistan
Afghan Mortar Training. The ANA is currently advised by SFAATs and other advisor personnel on the functioning and employment of mortars in support of combat operations. In addition, the Afghan National Army is also conducting training courses for its mortar crews. 1
Jackson, Joseph A. Howitzers on High Ground:
Considerations for Artillery Employment in Southwest Asia, SAMS,
Fort Leavenworth, KS: AY 2009.
Wood, MAJ Michael J. Wood, "82-mm Mortars: Working with Afghan National Army Mortar Teams", Fires Bulletin (Army), Mar-Apr 2010. Mr. Wood advised a Combat Support Kandak of the 1 Brigade 203rd Corps in Afghanistan.
82mm PM 41 Mortar. Expedia.com.
January 23, 2013. "Coming This Year to Afghanistan: Way More Artillery Strikes". Wired.com's Danger Room.
January 7, 2013. "Afghan National Army demonstrates excellence, graduates mortar training". Clarksville Online. 3/101 provides mortar skills to ANA at Camp Parsa.
November 1, 2012. "Bombs Away: Will Afghanistan's Artillerymen Learn How to Shoot Right?" Time.com. This article high-lights problems that the ANA have in getting accurate fires on target and how SFAATs are working to improve the ANA fires capability.
October 28, 2012. "Afghan Army Seeks Better Equipment, But Lacks Basic Skills". NPR.
August 1, 2012. "Australian soldiers train Afghan heavy weapons platoon on mortar coures". DVIDS.
June 13, 2013. "Afghan National Army's Mortars
Prove Effective During Recent Operation in Sangin". DVIDS.
July 28, 2011. "Marines Test New Mortar System".
1. For more info on the Afghan Artillery Branch School see
Afghan Army opens new artillery training center, NTM-A News, October
5, 2010 accessed here.