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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 02:59 PM

US Army Cannon to Pass Big Technology Gates With 1,150-Mile Range US Army

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A US military official has confirmed that the Army will embark on efforts to construct a groundbreaking strategic, long-range cannon (SLRC) capable of firing projectiles some 1,000 nautical miles (1,150 miles or 1,850 kilometers).

The Army, along with the Center for Army Analysis and the Research and Analysis Center at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico, is prepping the early stages of its latest long-range defense program, which is expected to deliver a cutting edge cannon, according to Col. John Rafferty, the director of the Army’s Long-Range Precision Fires Cross Functional Team.

Speaking with Defense News earlier this week, Rafferty explained that the SLRC prototype, which is slated for demonstration in 2023, will have to pass through “big technology gates” in order to reach a 1,000-nautical-mile range.

“We’re about to knock down one of those gates with a test at Dahlgren, , here very soon,” he said, adding that the “early ballistic tests” are the first set of hurdles.

While the Army has previously relied heavily on support from the US Air Force, radar and air defense system developments in Russia and China specifically have forced the military branch to get creative in its approach to breaking enemy lines.

“That integrated system challenges even our most sophisticated aircraft and challenges our most sophisticated ships to gain access to the area,” Rafferty noted. “That layered enemy standoff at the strategic level was really the fundamental problem. One of the ways to solve that problem is to deliver surface-to-surface fires that can penetrate this complex and disintegrate its network and create windows of opportunity for the joint force to exploit.”

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:36 PM

1. Silly question?

Where would they test fire that thing?

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Response to DDKick (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 03:39 PM

2. My guess would be out over the Pacific...

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 04:38 PM

3. I hope it's different gang that "developed" the F-35

OH YEAH! - They're still working on that, no? . . . . .



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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:18 PM

4. No way

Not if this is anything close to a cannon as we know it. (gunpowder, projectile). You would have to have a barrel a 100 miles long with staged charges.

Check out the Nazi's super gun in the Pas De Calais.

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