Army preparing to award contracts for Strategic Long Range Cannon

By Jason Sherman / October 18, 2019 at 3:47 PM
The Army is forging gun tubes and readying initial contracts for a new system intended to operate with the Long Range Hypersonic Weapon in the opening salvos of a major fight against a near-peer military force. The Strategic Long Range Cannon is a prototype mega-cannon envisioned to fire rounds hundreds of miles at high-priority enemy radar and air-defense sites, namely those of Russia and China. A fiscal year 2020 new-start science and technology effort aiming for a 2023 demonstration and...

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