South Korea’s gearing up for a big leap forward in the artillery game this year, folks.

They’re about to kick off mass production of a spanking new 155mm artillery shell that’s got extended range written all over it.

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) dropped this bombshell (pun intended), and let me tell you, it’s been a long time coming.

We’re talking about a project that kicked off back in 2014 with the Poongsan Corporation riding shotgun.

Fast forward to last August, and they’ve nailed the combat suitability of this beast.

It’s clear South Korea’s not just playing defense anymore; they’re pushing the envelope on military tech.

The Beast Unleashed: Extended-Range Artillery

This new artillery shell is no ordinary round. We’re looking at something that can hit targets up to 60 kilometers away. That’s 37 miles for those who don’t dig the metric system.

Compared to what’s currently in the arsenal, this baby extends the reach by more than 30 percent.