The Brits still practice indirect MG fire, Canada has let that skill set fade.
Trudeau won't give you enough ammo to try it.
nah, mostly it's not cool with the new kids, all "old stuff" that does not fit the COIN warfare ops. Wait till they get sent to Korea.....
In Germany this has been called "afghanisation" of the Bundeswehr at times. The Bundeswehr is so FUBAR at the moment, that they had to scrape the whole of the Panzergrenadiertruppe and its equipment to bring a PzGrenBtl(+) into Lithuania... Oh well back to MG employment.
In my humble opinion a tripod mounted machine gun would be a good thing in COIN ops as collateral damage is better controlled and you can get back at that annyoing long range fire by the taliban. There is a reason even on patrols germans used to carry tripods in WW2. Within a minutes you can return fire and with todays small laser range finders it is going to hit before the Taleban can disperse.
Indirect fire at 1,5 km plus is more in the realm of actual artillery like bigger mortars and howitzers of course.