Information

Serial Code Fragments:

Illuminating Mortar Cartridge

Suspected Company:

General Dynamics


Victims:

Unknown

Location:

Mojan, Abyan, Yemen


Date:

29.03.2017


Map:

G1


Type of weapon

Illumination Mortar


Source

Airwars

About

US Navy warships reportedly bombarded alleged AQAP targets in the vicinity of Mojan, al-Maraqisha area of Abyan, overnight from March 29th to March 30th. There were no known reports of civilian casualties. Multiple sources indicated that continuous fire from warships off the Abyan coast targeted various AQAP sites in the mountainous al-Maraqisha area, including Mojan and al-Maroun. Images of alleged US illumination shells were posted on social media the day after the reported strikes.

Parachute of the illumination mortar remnant.

Parachute of the illumination mortar remnant.

A complet illuminating mortar. Illumination mortar are generally always colored in white white a small icon which looks like a parachute with a star. The parachute provides a slower drag therfore making the mortar fly longer in the air.

The fire flares to help illuminate battlefields and targets.

General Dynamics manufactures mortar munitions and components. Since the mortars were used by United States Armed Forces it is suspected that these mortars were manufactured by General Dynamics. Furthermore as a american defence corporation they have worked closly with the United States Department of Defense in the past and will so in the future.

Projectile magazine by General Dynamics. Different types of mortars presented, the left white one showing a illumination one.

Projectile magazine by General Dynamics. Different types of mortars presented, the left white one showing a illumination one.

Another example of a company which manufactures mortars is the austrian company Hirtenberger. The presentation of the mortars at the Eurosatory in 2016 by Hirtenberger reveals once again how aseptic, clean, shiny weapon of destruction are being glorified and polished inside a glassbox.