Gen. John “Mike” Murray said that US Army plans to get a cannon tech that has 1000 miles firing range. Development of long-range precision fires technology is now the Army’s number one modernization priority in the coming years. The service unveiled LRPF along with its five other modernization priorities as part of a plan to overhaul modernization and build a future force in upcoming October for the next-generation combat vehicle, an advanced mobile network, air, and missile defense systems, and soldier lethality system.
He also mentioned that we are basically planning for going through a two-step upgrade to our existing paladin, going to the M109A7 that forms a new chassis. This process will be carried out as soon as possible under a highly urgent basis where we want to double up our artillery, and this will be our further goal. The army is currently working on Precision Strike Missile that will have a firing range of approximately ‘499 kilometers’, where our current missile has a range of ‘350 kilometers’.
Murray said that, the Army is trying to get much farther in relation to strategic fires where the Army is adding back ‘both cannon and rocket artillery’ into our formations on which we are currently working very hard in the path of hypersonic and also looking at establishing Long Range Cannon where the firing range extends up to 1000kilometeres that is equal to 1,150 land miles. We are also planning to field mobile short-range air defense, or MSHORAD to maintain the customized system in the US Army.