12 Nov '17, 3pm

Army works to upgrade 155 mm lethality, range and accuracy

Army researchers are developing upgrades that will allow 155 mm artillery rounds to travel farther, target smarter and do more damage when they hit, especially on armored vehicles. Researchers with Program Executive Office-Ammunition launched a program last year known as Cannon-Delivered Area Effects Munition. Manufacturing of the new rounds is expected to begin in 2020, but mid-term upgrades and off-the-shelf substitutes will happen as soon as next year. According to an article authored by Peter Burke, PEO-Ammo’s deputy project manager for combat ammunition systems, and Tara Sarruda, chief engineer for Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, the aims of the program include: Using updated technology to improve artillery accuracy, especially in areas that have degraded or nonexistent GPS targeting. Adding range with advanced rocket-assisted projectiles. Increasi...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2017/11/12/army-...

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