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During the recent trial, an Advanced Gun System (AGS) mounted on an M110 8-inch self-propelled Howitzer fired a Hyper Velocity Projectile (HVP) that downed a cruise missile target over the White Sands Missile Range. It was part of the U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Battle Management Systems (ABMS) test that ran from August 31 to September 4, 2020. You can read more about this major multi-faceted series of trials in this past piece of ours.

Although the HVP was originally designed to be fired from an electromagnetic rail gun, propelling it to speeds of over Mach 7 and to a maximum range of over 100 nautical miles, it has also been adapted to work with existing naval guns that use traditional chemical propellant, including the Mk 45 deck guns found on existing U.S. Navy Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, and 155-millimeter tube artillery. As the test proved, the HVP can also be fired from a modified version of BAE Systems' Mk 51 Advanced Gun System (AGS) that arm the Zumwalt-class destroyer.

Chissa che tra 5-7 anni non se ne riesca a ricavarne un sistema operativo capace di attaccare missili cruise e armi balistiche corte ad una distanza di alcune decine di km.