January 23, 2021

U.S. Army will test prototype 1850 km artillery

U.S. Army will test prototype 1850 km artillery

A U.S. Army spokesman said his research team plans to introduce a prototype artillery gun with a range of up to 1850 km by 2023.

According to the head of the cross-functional team,developing a high-precision long-range weapon system, Colonel John Raffert, the next generation cannon will be able to conduct "deep fire" and strike at strategic targets within the enemy’s defense.

His group has been working on the project since 2017 and is now overcoming the first technical obstacles. However, the colonel claims that the army is currently collaborating with the Research Center for the Missile Testing Ground to confirm the technical feasibility of implementing this weapon system and is preparing to conduct an early ballistic assessment based on the Dalgren Navy.

Tests will show whether the required range can actually be achieved when using not too expensive shells.

US military expects “strategiccannon ”will help to cope with advanced elevated radars, coastal defense and enemy air defense systems. One of the ways to solve these obstacles is long-range fire on enemy strategic complexes and infrastructure in order to disrupt the operation of networks and create a window for advancement.

China is also actively developing its artillery systems and plans to equip its warships with high-power electromagnetic weapons.

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