The war in Ukraine has demonstrated the lethality of counter-battery fires and the need for artillery to be mobile in order to survive. The Army needs a truck-mounted 155mm capability, at least for the Stryker Brigade Combat Teams (SBCTs), as soon as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of proven options from which to choose. By using existing rapid prototyping and fielding authorities, the Army could field enough truck-mounted 155mm howitzers to equip at least the SBCT stationed in Europe. Even better, the Army could fill this gap in its long-range fires portfolio by acquiring a non-developmental platform to equip all seven SBCTs. I have written about mobile 155mm artillery options here.
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