While the advent of big guns rendered battleships obsolete decades ago, according to military experts, there have been reports that the arrival of a new canon in the US arsenal might facilitate their comeback.
The US Army is developing a new cannon it claims will have a range of more than 1,000 miles, writes Popular Mechanics.
The Strategic Long Range Cannon (SLRC) is touted as potentially being able to strike targets at up to 1,150 miles (1,850 km) away and fire 50 times farther than existing guns.
Earlier, the outlet had published leaked photos of the SLRC, touted as able to bring about a revolutionary breakthrough in artillery warfare.
Just how the tremendous range that the cannon is to possess will be achieved is yet to be explained by the Army.
A special committee formed by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is said to be currently studying the feasibility of the technology, with plans to test a prototype in 2023.
The SLRC is being envisioned as a towed gun pulled by a heavy truck. Its vast striking range would be used to blast through enemy air and sea defences.
However, as a land-based system, the SLRC faces limitations, as it would need airfields at sufficiently nearby locations, a secure airspace, and Air Force transports to airlift the big guns, as well as permission from foreign states to deploy it on their territory. As a truck-based weapon, it would be restricted to paved roads.
The suggested solution, writes the outlet, might be…