Army Requests Congressional Approval for $3.1 Billion in Artillery Production

Chief weapons buyer says more artillery is needed to support Ukraine and Israel.

Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Doug Bush, said this past week that the Army is petitioning Congress to approve $3.1 billion to expand the production of 155-millimeter artillery rounds. 

“The funding will expand production lines, strengthen the American economy, and create new jobs,” the assistant secretary said, adding that 2 million rounds of 155 ammunition have been sent to Ukraine since Russia’s invasion a year and a half ago.

With all those ammunitions going to Ukraine, Assistant Secretary Bush says the Army needs more to replenish their own stocks and to send additional ammunition to Israel’s defense forces. If the funding is passed by Congress, it will be used to modernize existing 155 artillery production facilities and build new factories in Texas, Tennessee, California, and other states.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Assistant Secretary Bush to seek God’s direction as he heads the acquisition office in the Army.
  • For Secretary Wormuth to be prudent as she leads the U.S. Army.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Austin and military leaders in the Pentagon as military aid continues to be sent to Ukraine.

Sources: Reuters, Defense News


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