Artillery Usage, up to OIF

MunitionsWhile researching cluster munitions, I came across this interesting chart in a 2004 presentation available from DTIC. Highlights from the brief presentation are below:

  • Non-precision munitions still have a role – but need more accuracy and less volume
  • Area delivered munitions problematic
  • High dud rates with cluster munitions vs. unitary warheads
  • Artillery round precision & collateral damage
  • Continued effort needed to improve responsiveness of precision fires
  • Improvements to Battle-Damage Assessment needed