Marching To A New Beat

Kevin Ivey | 10/24/2019

The Army has identified long-range weapons as a top priority for its ongoing modernization efforts. Under the new Army Futures Command, a longer cannon barrel is being developed for the Paladin self-propelled howitzer. Components for the Extended-Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) program, which aims to achieve a range of 44 miles (70 km), have been undergoing testing since 2015. The latest trials, shown above, evaluated a five-round limited capacity autoloader. The U.S. Army has struggled...

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