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Gen. Mark Milley: AI, Other Emerging Tech Needed to Deter Aggressors, Win Future Wars

Gen. Mark Milley

Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a four-time Wash100 Award winner, said artificial intelligence, hypersonics, 3D printing, unmanned systems, long-range precision fires and other emerging technologies could transform the conduct of warfare and are needed to win future wars in the event of deterrence failure.

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Army OKs Document for Tactical Space Layer Rapid Development, Deployment; Lt. Col. Travis Tallman Quoted

Internet of Battlefield

The U.S. Army has approved a document to facilitate the rapid development and fielding of the Tactical Space Layer. The TSL abbreviated capability development document approved by the service’s assured positioning, navigation and timing/space cross-functional team will help advance the rapid experimentation and prototyping of tactical space-based sensors with ground-based systems and other platforms to speed up the sensor-to-shooter timeline needed for multidomain operations.

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

Next Generation

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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Northrop Grumman Completes SFRJ Testing for US Army

Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation has successfully completed multiple rounds of tests on the Solid Fuel Ramjet (SFRJ) tactical engine configuration, a technology to enable long range precision fires, to support the U.S. Army’s critical missions. Northrop Grumman conducted the tests under phase one of the U.S. Army’s XM1155 Extended-Range Artillery Projectile (ERAP) program. 

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Gen. James McConville: Army Exploring Basing Options for Long-Range Precision Fires in Indo-Pacific

Gen. James McConville

Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the service considers long-range precision fires as its top priority for modernization and is examining options for basing such weapon systems in the Indo-Pacific region in support of its deterrence strategy.

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