Amidst rising tensions between Russia and China us Army The war preparedness has suffered a major setback. Amidst the buzz of the new budget, the Army has decided to stop the research and development work of superguns with a range of 1600 km. The army is considering to transfer the budget to make this mega cannon to its general account of expenditure. According to US military sources, due to budget constraints, this money will be spent on buying other advanced technology.
Project hanging in
The budget for manufacturing the Strategic Long Range Canon (SLRC) was released on May 28, 2021. However, in view of budget constraints in the 2022 fiscal year, the Army has decided to transfer the program money to the Technology Maturation Initiative Fund for super-system and technology product prototyping. After which a huge fund of five and a half billion rupees will be used in the program to upgrade the technology.
Preparations were made to build on the design of the M-65 cannon of the Cold War
This gun was to be built like the 280 mm M-65 cannon of the Cold War era. In which preparations were going on to mount its gun on a moving platform. According to US officials, efforts were being made to make this platform capable of running on the railway line. So that this heavy cannon can be easily transported from one place to another.
M-65 cannon could fire atomic bombs
The M-65 cannon was designed to fire atomic bombs during the Cold War. This cannon is known as Atomic Annie. That platform was mounted in a three-axle trailing section at the front and rear of an 8×8 Oshkosh M1070 Heavy Equipment Transporter System (HETS) tractor. The 83-ton M-65 was also test fired several times, though never used an atomic bomb.
America in preparation to buy super-destroyer missiles
America is buying a new super-destructive weapon worth 100 billion dollars (725910500000 rupees). The power of this missile is about 20 times more than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan. This missile has the ability to destroy China’s capital Beijing in a moment after being launched from America. This missile is capable of hitting its target with pin point accuracy despite traveling 10000 kms due to the guided system made of state-of-the-art technology. The US Air Force has planned to place an order for 600 units of this missile.
America preparing to spend $100 billion
Bloomberg and the Arms Control Association have claimed in their report that the US is going to spend about $100 billion to make this deadly weapon. The report also claimed that this weapon is likely to be manufactured by the year 2029. If we talk about this full amount of the deal, then America can pay salaries to more than 1.2 million primary school teachers for the next one year from $100 billion.