America’s army has large field artillery, but Russia’s are serious business. Can Washington come up with an equal? While Russia’s military is smaller than during the Cold War, it still fields a powerful force of howitzers, multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles. Russia can project long-range firepower via weapons such as the BM-30 Smerch multiple rocket launcher, with a range of 60 miles, or the SS-26 Iskander ballistic missile with a range of 250 miles. In contrast, the U.S. Army’s M109A7 Paladin 155-mm self-propelled howitzer has a range of about 15 miles with regular shells and 20 miles with rocket-assisted projectiles.
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