Army eyes Next Generation Howitzer new start, third attempt at leap-ahead artillery

By Jason Sherman / April 10, 2024 at 3:11 PM
The Army, after a failed five-year project to rapidly prototype a self-propelled, extended-range cannon, wants to launch a new-start Next Generation Howitzer program, marking a third attempt since the end of the Cold War to build a leap-ahead artillery system -- this time with a goal to counter threats forecasted in 2040 and beyond. The Army’s fiscal year 2025 budget request seeks $8 million in seed funding divided between studies and hardware development for an entirely new weapon system. “The...

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