Army leadership directed 'strategic' label be dropped from new 1,000-mile cannon project

By Jason Sherman / February 7, 2022 at 1:06 PM
The Army last fall rebranded its marquee, big-bet, long-range fires science and technology project by stripping "strategic" from the title of the effort to develop a mega-cannon capable of firing a projectile more than 1,000 miles. Last October, Army leaders renamed the former Strategic Long-Range Cannon the Long-Range Cannon -- a revised designation that comes after top brass were briefed by independent experts on the viability of the technology associated with the proposed new weapon. “The name change order came...

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