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.
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.