Army taking 'phased approach' to closing SHORAD gaps

By Courtney McBride / May 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM
The Army is evaluating potential avenues to close critical shortfalls in fires, according to service officials. In a May 9 interview, Maj. Gen. Al Shoffner, director of operations for the Rapid Capabilities Office, told Inside the Army "we are concerned about the gaps that exist in the fires capability -- in artillery as well as air defense, particularly the short-range air defense. . . . In the artillery piece, in both cannon and rocket, we are outgunned and out-ranged,...

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