While some work on the Strategic Long-Range Cannon science and technology effort is ongoing, the Army is primarily waiting for the National Academy of Sciences to issue a report on the cannon's technical feasibility, Brig. Gen. John Rafferty, who is in charge of the service's long-range precision fires development, told Defense News.
Long-Range Precision Fires （LRPF）is the top priority for the Army when it comes to developing a modernized force capable of facing off against near-peer adversaries such as China and Russia. The Strategic Long-Range Cannon could provide a means of achieving 1,000 nautical mile artillery ranges.
The long-range cannon remains a top S&T priority for the Army, Rafferty said in a recent interview, but the service has yet to make a decision on whether it should become a program of record and turned into a battlefield capability.
Science and technology.
A large, heavy piece of artillery.
Cannon is typically mounted on wheels.