The U.S. Army has released new footage of recently test fired its new long-range cannon artillery at Yuma Proving Ground.
A new video of Extended Range Cannon Artillery test was posted on the official twitter page of U.S Army Yuma Proving Ground on 5 February.
Extended Range Cannon Artillery, or ERCA, will be an improvement to the latest version of the Paladin self-propelled howitzer that provides indirect fires for the brigade combat team and division-level fight.
Currently, most land-fired artillery shot from a towed howitzer or self-propelled howitzer are able to pinpoint targets out to 30km – so hitting 62km marks a substantial leap forward in offensive attack capability.
Building on mobility upgrades, ERCA will increase the lethality of self-propelled howitzers. ERCA provides a “10x” capability through a combination of an increased range, increased rate of fire, increased lethality, increased reliability and
The ERCA consists of two parts—a new rocket-boosted shell, the XM1113, and a longer howitzer barrel.
ERCA will not only have significantly more