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Army Eyes Mid-Range Capacity for Lockheed-Built Precision Strike Missile

Precision Strike Missile

The U.S. Army plans to conduct four long-range exercises of the Lockheed Martin-built precision strike missile this year in a push to develop the weapon’s firing capacity. In March 2020, Lockheed was named as the final participant in the Army’s PrSM prototyping initiative. PrSM is slated for deployment in 2023.

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Army Tests Long-Range Cannon Artillery System Ahead of Potential Tech Modifications in 2021

Extended Range

The U.S. Army has completed a recent assessment of a long-range cannon as part of efforts to deploy an artillery system that can hit targets 43 miles away. The Extended Range Cannon Artillery platform used a Raytheon Technologies-built Excalibur guided artillery component as part of the demonstration at Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona.

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Army Considers Autoloader for Extended-Range Cannon

The U.S. Army is looking to equip its extended-range cannon artillery system with an autoloader for increased fired rounds per minute and reduced personnel requirements, National Defense Magazine reported Thursday. Col. John Rafferty, director of the long-range precision fires cross-functional team, told reporters in Virginia that the service branch is assessing two different autoloaders: an industry-designed model and a government-designed model. 

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Army Funding Development of Anti-Ship Precision Strike Missiles

The U.S. Army earmarked funds for the development of a land-based, anti-ship missile as part of the Precision Strike Missile program, Defense News reported Wednedsay. Col. John Rafferty, director of the Army’s long-range precision fires cross-functional team, said the service is accelerating efforts for the first PrSM spiral of capability that will apply cross-domain functions to attack maritime targets. 

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