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Researchers looking to extend howitzer’s range to more than 40 miles – News – Stripes

Researchers looking to extend howitzer’s range to more than 40 miles – News – Stripes

While the U.S. military was fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, some potential adversaries were beefing up their weapons systems.

Perhaps the most glaring shortfall in the current American arsenal is the range of its artillery, military officials said.

The U.S. military’s top artillery weapon — the M777 155 mm howitzer — while accurate, can only shoot projectiles up to 18 miles.

Source: Researchers looking to extend howitzer’s range to more than 40 miles – News – Stripes