The M777 Lightweight Howitzer provides timely, accurate and continuous firepower in support of Marine and Army infantry forces. It is a much smaller, lighter and more maneuverable towed cannon weapon than the M198 Howitzer, resulting in improved transportability and mobility without impacting range or accuracy. It is also highly deployable, able to be lifted externally by the MV-22 Osprey, the CH-53E Super Stallion or a single CH-47 Chinook.