GAO: DOD denied Army's request to extend MTA timeframe for ERCA

By Dan Schere / June 8, 2023 at 11:05 AM
Top brass at the Pentagon denied an Army request for a waiver to push the middle tier acquisition timeframe beyond the standard five-year mark for the Extended Range Cannon Artillery program, according to the Government Accountability Office's Weapon Systems Annual Assessment . The ERCA, an upgraded, self-propelled howitzer system based on the M109A7 Paladin, has been using the MTA rapid prototyping pathway since September 2018, according to the GAO report released Thursday. The service had originally planned to complete operational...

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