|"Modern US/NATO/allied field artillery is based on two calibers: 105mm for light artillery and 155mm for medium artillery. The Active Component has no 8"(203mm) batteries/battalions left; the Reserve Components have some 8" self-propelled batteries in the National Guard Division Artilleries. The deep battle Army roles of interdiction/counter-battery/suppression of enemy air defense have been taken over by MLRS and ATACMS."
Am I looking at a trend here? Does the Army have anything in the near future to cover the 10 to 30 Km range of todays 155mm medium artillery?
This future weapons system would need to destroy static targets, provide overwhelming fire suppression, and be organic to the Army. This indirect fire support system would be lighter, quicker, more sustainable, and be less manpower/logistics intensive. Are there any likely candidates?