Get Ready, North Korea: The Army Plans to Buy Nearly 150,000 Artillery Shells -

Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol

Security, Asia

Just in case. 

The Army plans to buy nearly 150,000 artillery shells next fiscal year as soldiers train to fight conventional wars again.

The Army’s proposed fiscal 2019 budget calls for purchasing an eye-popping 148,297 155mm shells, including 1,189 GPS-guided Excalibur rounds designed for use in danger-close situations, officials told reporters on Tuesday. The order reflects a 825% increase from the 16,573 155mm shells the Army planned on...


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