Congress wants report on ground-based, long-range artillery

By Ashley Tressel / December 10, 2019 at 3:48 PM

House and Senate conference members, in their defense policy bill released this week, are asking for a report on the Army and Marine Corps' efforts to deploy ground-based, long-range rocket and cannon artillery to counter land and maritime threats.

The bill would require an assessment on or before March 1 of ongoing and future efforts to develop and deploy such artillery to counter threats in the areas of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command and U.S. European Command, recommendations for how the Defense Department can improve the development and deployment of the artillery and an analysis of how the artillery would be stationed.