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U.S. Army’s New Supergun with a 1,000-mile range Could Hit Targets in China

The Army is working on a supergun with a 1,000-mile range that could potentially hit targets in the South China Sea from a gun pit on land, Army Secretary Mark Esper told reporters

“You can imagine a scenario where the Navy feels that it cannot get into the South China Sea because of Chinese naval vessels, or whatever,” Esper said during a media roundtable.

“We can – from a fixed location, on an island or some other place – engage enemy targets, naval targets, at great distances and maintain our standoff and yet open the door, if you will, for naval assets or Marine assets.”

The experiments with extended-range artillery are part of the Army’s look at hypersonic technology, which the U.S. military initially decided not to weaponize years ago.

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