The US Navy’s newest warship is designed to carry two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away – but although that may sound impressive, the Navy has now decided that the necessary ammunition is too expensive.
The Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) is a guided munition capable of hitting targets in “urban canyons of coastal cities with minimal collateral damage,” manufacturer Lockheed Martin said.
It is the only round designed for the Advanced Gun System (AGS) of the DDG 1000 Zumwalt-class land-attack destroyer.
But although the LRLAP may look good on paper, the Navy moved to cancel the projectiles, citing excessive costs of $800,000 or more per round.
H/t kevin a.
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