Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Soldiers from Battery A, 1st Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment fired the howitzers on their M109A6 Paladins during the first-ever firing of the Modular Artillery Charge System in the combat zone by an entire Paladin battery March 13, 2011 on Camp Taji, Iraq. The MACS is a newly refined propellant that pushes projectiles out of the barrel of the howitzers. US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs.