Talisman Saber 2017 - Expeditionary Fire Support System
July 2017 - A look at how Golf Battery, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion 5th Marines, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit utilizes the M327 Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS) to increase proficiency with indirect fire during day and nighttime operations on Townshend Island, Australia during Talisman Saber 2017.
The 31st MEU is taking part in Talisman Saber, a biennial exercise designed to improve the interoperability between Australian and U.S. forces, while deployed on its regularly-scheduled patrol of the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
U.S. Marine Corps video by Lance Cpl. Garett Burns Video edited by USA Patriotism!
Expeditionary Fire Support System
The EFSS expands the maneuver commander’s choices of fire-support capability against an array of targets including light-armored, motorized, and dismounted personnel; command and control systems; and indirect fire systems. The system’s Prime Mover vehicle along with the 120mm towed rifled mortar is designed to be internally transportable in the MV-22 Osprey, CH-53, C-130 and the C-5 aircraft.
The Expeditionary Fire Support System is comprised of a Prime Mover vehicle, 120mm towed rifle mortar weapon, a family of insensitive munitions (IM) compliant ammunition and the ammunition trailer.