Infantry Weapons

Pentagon budget 2020: US Army outlines Strategic Long-Range Cannon investment

19 March 2019

The US Army has laid out plans to spend USD228 million over the next three years to develop a Strategic Long-Range Cannon programme that will increase the reach of its artillery forces.

In fiscal year 2020 (FY 2020) budget documents, the service broadly outlines plans to move forward with a Strategic Long-Range Cannon initiative that will encompass the weapons and munitions arena to provide soldiers with a future “deep strike” capability.

“It will demonstrate revolutionary performance to support long range fires by further developing, integrating, and demonstrating enhanced lethality and range extension solutions for cannon system performance with maximum effects,” the army explained.

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