The U.S. Army wants to cut spending on 155-mm artillery shells to $174 million in the future, which is nearly half the cost, an Army official told Inside Defense, adding that the decision was made not because of changing operational requirements but because of budgetary pressures.
According to the Defense Blog, an Army official told Inside Defense that the Army hopes to cut the cost of its 155-mm artillery rounds to $174 million in fiscal year 2022.
The official stressed that the decision was not due to changes in operational requirements, such as the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, but rather to budgetary pressures.
The U.S. military could spend $306.3 million on 155-mm artillery rounds in fiscal year 2021, the official said, meaning that if what the official said is true, the cost would be nearly cut in half next year. The U.S. Army may cut spending on 155mm artillery shells due to budgetary pressures