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AUSA 2019: US Army gunning for extended range prototype success

15th October 2019 - 21:46 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in Washington DC

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Long Range Precision Fires (LRFP) continues to be a top priority for the US Army’s modernisation plan. Part of the tactical level of that effort, BAE Systems, in partnership with the army, debuted the Extended Range Cannon Artillery (ERCA) howitzer test bed at AUSA 2019.

ERCA was developed by the army with BAE Systems integration support to enhance long-range precision fire of the M109A7 self-propelled howitzer and the company was awarded an increment I prototype contract in July 2019 worth $45 million.

The prototype phase looks to improve the rate and range of fire with the development of power distribution

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