Army to cut 155 mm artillery spending, citing budget pressure

By Ethan Sterenfeld / June 1, 2021 at 6:04 PM
The Army wants to cut its spending on 155 mm artillery rounds to $174 million in fiscal year 2022, down from the $306.3 million Congress appropriated for FY-21. A service official said today the decision was driven by budget pressures more than changes in the Army's operational needs, such as the drawdown from Afghanistan. "When we looked across the accounts at where we could take a degree of risk to support some of the modernization efforts, this was one area...

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