U.S. Picatinny Arsenal engineers have been working to create a longer, newly modified M777A2 howitzer under the project name of M777ER that has the potential to double the system’s current artillery range. The modification adds six feet (1.8 m) to the cannon and less than 1,000 pounds (450 kg) to the overall system. A mobility demonstration is the first step to determine if the howitzer can be modified for extended range, or if a new system is required.
|The newly modified M777A2 howitzer has the potential to double the system’s current artillery range. Photo by Erin Usawicz.|