Phalanx “R2D2s” to Counter Land Mortars

For more on this and other stories, please consider purchasing a membership.
If you are already a subscriber, login to your account. looks at the tactical issues around countering insurgent mortar tactics, and notes a new solution in trials by the U.S. Army: create a land-based version of Phalanx CIWS with appropriate ammunition for use over land. Well, the place already features Warlocks and JIN. Why not the "Phalanx" R2D2s as well?

One Source: Hundreds of programs; Thousands of links, photos, and analyses

DII brings a complete collection of articles with original reporting and research, and expert analyses of events to your desktop – no need for multiple modules, or complex subscriptions. All supporting documents, links, & appendices accompany each article.


  • Save time
  • Eliminate your blind spots
  • Get the big picture, quickly
  • Keep up with the important facts
  • Stay on top of your projects or your competitors


  • Coverage of procurement and doctrine issues
  • Timeline of past and future program events
  • Comprehensive links to other useful resources