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US Army awaits acquisition strategy approval for extended-range cannon (Jen Judson, Defense News)

The Army is still deciding on the acquisition strategy for its Extended Range Cannon Artillery, or ERCA, system, even as the service seeks initial fielding in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023, according to Brig. Gen. John Rafferty.

The Army just accepted its first two ERCA systems in a ceremony last month and will complete 16 more prototypes just like them over the next two years at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey. These will go to a battalion that will subsequently perform a year-long operational assessment, Rafferty, who oversees Army long-range precision fires modernization, told Defense News in an interview ahead of the Association of the U.S. Army’s annual conference.

US Army awaits acquisition strategy approval for extended-range cannon (defensenews.com)