New US SPH - Crusader lives

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Known as the Non-Line of Sight Cannon (NLOS-C). I only just figured out this program was happening. Basically they took what was left of the Crusader program and combined it with the new 155mm/39 M777 gun. To be in service maybe 2010.

Priority has been on mobility (electric-hybrid drive & band tracks) and transportability at ~20-25t (prototype). The gun has been shortened to 38cal to save weight. Advanced munitions, mobility and GMLRS will probably make up the shortfall.

http://www.defensetech.org/archives/001632.html
http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/ground/fcs-nlos.htm
 

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