Categories: ArmyNews

U.S. Army wants new 155mm artillery system

Share

The U.S. Army this week took another step toward replacing the current fleet of towed howitzers, releasing a request for proposals for more mobile, lethal, and survivable 155mm artillery systems.

The Pentagon is looking for industry solutions that are able to meet U.S. Army future requirements of the 155mm mobile howitzer program.

On Jul. 30, the Army posted a solicitation on the U.S. government’s main contracting website, for vendors to participate in a Shoot-Off Evaluation concerning the future of the Army’s mobile howitzer effort at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona in FY2021.

Also added that the United States Government recognizes the risk of US ammunition compatibility with foreign cannon systems, so the USG will provide a M776 Cannon Assembly, currently used on M777 Towed Howitzer and qualified with all US ammunition, to vendors who wish to utilize it in their Shoot-off Evaluation system. Providing the M776 Cannon as Government Furnished Equipment is contingent upon the contractor having a viable integration concept for its use.

Military Headlines

At the same time, a collaborative team from AM General and The Mandus Group developing new 155mm forward recoiling howitzer mounted on an FMTV ( Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles), called the Brutus.

Howitzer is capable of using a wide range of ammunition for deployment against protected and unprotected targets, to create counter-mobility obstacles to block the manoeuvres of enemy armoured forces and to obscure or illuminate an area.

No further details on the howitzer have been released but noted that the U.S. Army interested in new, more mobile, lightweight artillery pieces.

Published by

You May Also Like

U.S. Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship arrives in San Diego

The U.S. Navy's newest America-class amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LHA 7) arrives at its new homeport at… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

U.S. Marine Corps unit received its first set of new attack helicopters

The U.S. Marine COprs has announced that Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773 received its first set of… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

USS Nitze returned to their homeport from successful counter narcotics deployment

The U.S. announced on Friday that the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Nitze (DDG 94) returned to their… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Revealed: Number of main battle tanks in Russia

Citing an open-source intelligence report from military experts, Lenta.ru reported that the Russian Army has in total 2685… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Ukraine to upgrade its AN-26 planes to use with U.S.-made T-11 parachute system

Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has awarded the Antonov company a contract to upgrade the AN-26 military transport plane… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Pentagon deploys fighting vehicles to Syria after incident with Russian troops

The U.S. Department of Defense is deploying a small number of U.S. troops with M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles… Read More

Sep 19, 2020

Russia aims to intimidate NATO with its Cold War-era bombers

Russian forces have this week conducted a series of military exercises involved Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 bombers. The Russian… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

U.S. Special Forces spotted in Ukraine

A unit of the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command has been spotted inside Ukraine after photographs were… Read More

Sep 17, 2020

This website uses cookies.

Read More