Home / News / Six Firms to Design Cannon Autoloader for Army

Six Firms to Design Cannon Autoloader for Army

Jeff Brody

Six companies have been selected to develop concepts of an autoloader system for the U.S. Army's Extended-Range Cannon Artillery program, Defense News reported Saturday.

The service branch provided $150K for Field Artillery Autonomous Resupply cohort participants to create designs over a 12-week period.

The Army Futures Command's capability accelerator and applications laboratory oversees the design effort, which commenced Jan. 13 in Austin.

The military branch aims to field initial ERCA systems in fiscal 2023 and deploy a version of the weapon with an autoloader the following year.

ERCA autoloader designers are due to present their concepts by April 2.

The participants are:

  • Actuate
  • Apptronik
  • Carnegie Robotics
  • Pratt & Miller Engineering
  • Neya Systems
  • Hivemapper

Check Also

Report: Lockheed Advances in Army’s Precision Strike Missile Competition

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) emerged as the final contender for the U.S. Army’s Precision Strike Missile prototyping competition, Jane’s 360 reported Tuesday. The PrSM program seeks to develop a precision-strike, surface-to-surface guided missile to replace the Army Tactical Missile System and that can be fired from the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to neutralize targets at ranges of up to 499 kilometers.

CACI Wins Potential $200M Navy Satcom, C5ISR Support IDIQ

CACI International (NYSE: CACI) has won a potential $199.5M contract to provide satellite communications systems and services to U.S. Navy's joint warfighting special operations around the world.