US Army orders more M109A7 self-propelled howitzers

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U.S. defence contractor BAE Systems said connected Wednesday it had got a $299 cardinal bid for delivering further M109A7 self-propelled howitzers and ammunition carriers to the U.S. Army.

According to a property merchandise from the company, BAE Systems has received a $299 cardinal declaration from the U.S. Army for the accumulation of 40 sets of M109A7s and M992A3 ammunition carriers.

The M109A7 is the latest howitzer successful the BAE Systems M109 household of vehicles and is the superior indirect occurrence enactment strategy for the Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCT). The M109A7 programme provides accrued commonality crossed the ABCT and has important built-in maturation imaginable for electrical powerfulness and value capacity.


“Providing the astir robust, survivable, and responsive indirect occurrence enactment capabilities for the ABCT is simply a superior absorption for our artillery program,” said Scott Davis, vice president of crushed vehicles for BAE Systems’ Combat Mission Systems business. “We are committed to delivering a conveyance that volition supply the modernized capabilities the ABCT needs to execute missions with confidence.”

The M109A7 programme is simply a important upgrade implicit the vehicle’s predecessor, the M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer. The M109A7 conveyance plan includes a caller chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering system, a caller precocious voltage architecture, and improved survivability.

BAE Systems received the archetypal declaration for M109A7 accumulation successful 2017. This astir caller bid brings the full fig of conveyance sets — M109A7 howitzers and M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) conveyance sets to 310 and the full declaration worth to $1.9 billion.

M109A7 and M992A3 accumulation and enactment takes spot astatine the Anniston Army Depot successful Alabama and BAE Systems facilities successful York, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; Endicott, N.Y.; Elgin, Okla., and Aiken, S.C..