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U.S. Army criticized for crazy 1,000 km range super cannon concept
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Dylan Malyasov
Oct 12, 2020
 

U.S. Army is being criticized for the development of new deadly cannon, which is expected to fire rounds out to 1,000 km, or 620 miles.

The Army is exploring possibilities both with Governments and the private sector to develop a new massive artillery system that can precision hit targets at 1000 kilometers. The Army interest in long-range cannon capable of firing a higher volume of low-cost rounds to help offset the cost of hypersonic weapons.

The program called the Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) is comprised of a weapon, prime mover and trailer, projectile and propelling charge capable of delivering massed fires at strategic ranges for multi-domain operations. The SLRC field battery will be included 4 special platforms with cannons and heavy equipment transporters. Some sources said that the crew of super cannon will be 8 personnel per platform.

https://defence-blog.com/news/army/u-s-army-criticized-for-crazy-1000-km-range-super-cannon-concept.html
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Re: U.S. Army criticized for crazy 1,000 km range super cannon concept
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 03:20:31 PM »
If it's going to hit nothing in particular 620 miles away then it's a hare-brained waste. OTOH if it hits a specific target 620 miles away then it's a stand-off weapon that risks less than sending an A-10 or F-35.
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Re: U.S. Army criticized for crazy 1,000 km range super cannon concept
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 04:19:32 PM »
I'd be curious to see what their definition of "precision" is as it relates to this concept.

Most GPS guided weapons are considered "near precision" which equates to yards.

Precision as we defined it via IR or Laser guided are/were measured in feet.  Like putting a 2000lb class bomb through a 55 gallon drum.
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Re: U.S. Army criticized for crazy 1,000 km range super cannon concept
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 04:53:12 PM »
If it's going to hit nothing in particular 620 miles away then it's a hare-brained waste. OTOH if it hits a specific target 620 miles away then it's a stand-off weapon that risks less than sending an A-10 or F-35.

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True,but what the HELL is the freaking ARMY doing with it? They don't have A-10's or F-35's.

On the other hand,I just don't see the USAF giving up their zoomies for cannons,do any of you?

AFATG,I honestly don't see any legitimate use for a cannon that can shoot that far.
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Re: U.S. Army criticized for crazy 1,000 km range super cannon concept
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 01:45:32 AM »
@PeteS in CA

True,but what the HELL is the freaking ARMY doing with it? They don't have A-10's or F-35's.

On the other hand,I just don't see the USAF giving up their zoomies for cannons,do any of you?

AFATG,I honestly don't see any legitimate use for a cannon that can shoot that far.
620 miles? Just think of all the money they could save building fire bases... :shrug:
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