Field Artillery Fires New Modular Artillery Charge System on Taji
Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
Soldiers from the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment's Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, fired howitzers on their M109A6 Paladins during the first-ever firing of the Modular Artillery Charge System in the combat zone by an entire Paladin battery March 13 on Camp Taji, Iraq. The newly refined propellant pushes projectiles out of the barrel of the howitzers. The MACS will be used in conjunction with the soon-to-be-fielded Excalibur precision munition.
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