BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. Pictured here is an Army Paladin M109A7 Artillery Systems vehicle during a live fire exercise in August. Photo by Jeremiah Woods/U.S. Army
BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. Pictured here is an Army Paladin M109A7 Artillery Systems vehicle during a live fire exercise in August. Photo by Jeremiah Woods/U.S. Army

US Army Awards BAE $249.2 Million Modification for Self-Propelled Howitzers

BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification contract for the Self-Propelled Howitzer and carrier, ammunition, tracked vehicles and their associated support under the production contract to build and deliver M109A7s and M992A3s,” US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday.

The original production contract worth $133.5 million to build and deliver M109A7s and M992A3s for the Army was awarded to the company in March 2017. The company won an additional $148 million in February 2018 to procure materials to build the vehicles.

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The M109A7 is a recent model self propelled howitzer used for indirect fire support by the US Army. This artillery unit is supported by a heavily armoured munition carrier, designated M9923A3.

BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. Pictured here is an Army Paladin M109A7 Artillery Systems vehicle during a live fire exercise in August. Photo by Jeremiah Woods/U.S. Army
BAE Systems Land & Armaments received a $249.2 million modification Friday to provide ammunition and support for self-propelled Howitzer vehicles for the U.S. Army. Pictured here is an Army Paladin M109A7 Artillery Systems vehicle during a live fire exercise in August. Photo by Jeremiah Woods/U.S. Army
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