Weapons used by the U.S. Armed Forces
Indirect Fire Systems
The MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is a high-mobility automatic system based on an M270 weapons
M102 Towed Howitzer
The M102 105mm towed howitzer is a lightweight towed weapon that provides direct support fires to light,
airborne and air assault forces.
M119 Towed Howitzer
The M119A1/A2 105mm towed howitzer is a lightweight towed weapon that provides direct support fires to
light, airborne and air assault forces.
M198 Towed Howitzer
The M198 155mm towed howitzer is a medium artillery system that provides direct support fires on an interim
basis to the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams and direct general support fires to light and special purpose
A conventional smoothbore, muzzle-loaded mortar system that provides increased range, lethality and safety.
The M224 is a high-angle weapon used for close-in support of ground troops.
The M252 81mm mortar is a crew-served, medium weight mortar which is highly accurate and provides for a
greater range and lethality than the previous 81mm mortar.
The M109A6 (Paladin) howitzer is the most technologically-advanced self-propelled cannon system in The