National Guard will receive two ERCA battalions this decade

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 7, 2022 at 4:29 PM
The National Guard will replace the current self-propelled howitzers in two of its artillery battalions with the new extended-range version the Army is developing, according to a spokesman. M109 Paladin battalions in Utah and Arkansas will convert to Extended Range Cannon Artillery battalions in fiscal years 2027 and 2028, the Army National Guard spokesman wrote in an email last week to Inside Defense . ERCA is a modified variant of the newest version of the M109. An extended barrel --...

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