|Well it seems that all of the "lessons learned"on the performance of towed artillery never made it into the decision process for the selection of indirect fire support for the IBCT. Also,according to the latest GAO report ,the towed artillery piece for the IBCT has performed poorly and its intro date has slipped another two years till 2007 or later.
So the IBCT is now without a direct fire support (105MM LAV) until 2005 and no indirect fire support other than mortars until 2007. On that note, it seems that the 120mm mortar may not fit in the Stryker.
Since, the boys at Ft Lewis are supposed to be first to go, we are really putting them in harms way without the tools to do the job.