The Army’s Big, Dumb Guns Aren’t Dumb Anymore (and Now They Can Shoot Down Planes)

September 11, 2020

A reader-friendly appraisal by Popular Mechanics:


According to Air Force magazine, the Paladin fired a new hypersonic Mach 5 hypervelocity projectile and successfully intercepted the target. The Hyper Velocity Projectile, or HVP, is made by BAE Systems and uses technology developed for the U.S. Navy’s railgun program. The result is a howitzer round that flies faster and can be used to precision-target ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, aircraft, ships at sea, and targets on the ground. BAE says a Paladin howitzer can fire the HVP to a range of up to 43 nautical miles, and fire six rounds per minute…


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