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Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee: Army Looks to Increase Ammo Supplies in 5 Years

Lt. Gen. Aundre Piggee, deputy chief of staff for U.S. Army logistics, has said the military branch would need $45 billion to buy precision weapons that can support fight against terrorists and other well-armed adversaries, Breaking Defense reported Friday.

Piggee told a forum hosted by the Association of the US Army in Virginia the service branch collaborated with the joint force and private sector to create a five-year plan to increase spending and production of “smart” weaponry.

He predicted the current security landscape will require stockpiles of Lockheed Martin-built Hellfire missiles for the Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft as well as Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System rounds for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems and Multiple Launch Rocket System vehicles.

The Army would also need additional Army Tactical Missile Systems, Terminal High-Altitude Air Defense missiles and Raytheon-built Patriot missiles to prepare for potential wars.

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