BAE Techniques has obtained a $299 million contract from the U.S. Military for the manufacturing of 40 units of M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzers and their companion, the M992A3 ammunition carriers. The award, obtained on July 1, is for manufacturing, supply, and spare elements for these car units. BAE Techniques obtained the preliminary contract for M109A7 manufacturing in 2017. This most up-to-date order brings the entire variety of car units — M109A7 howitzers and M992A3 Provider, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) car units to 310 and the entire contract worth to $1.9 billion. The M109A7 is the newest howitzer within the BAE Techniques M109 household of autos, and is the first oblique fireplace help system for the Military’s Armored Brigade Fight Groups (ABCT).

“Offering probably the most strong, survivable, and responsive oblique fireplace help capabilities for the ABCT is a major focus for our artillery program,” mentioned Scott Davis, vice chairman of floor autos for BAE Techniques’ Fight Mission Techniques enterprise. “We’re dedicated to delivering a car that may present the modernized capabilities the ABCT must execute missions with confidence.”


The M109A7 program offers elevated commonality throughout the Military’s Armored Brigade Fight Groups and has vital built-in progress potential for electrical energy and weight capability. The M109A7 program is a major improve over the car’s predecessor, the M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer. The M109A7 car design features a new chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, steering system, a brand new excessive voltage structure, and improved survivability. M109A7 and M992A3 manufacturing and help takes place on the Anniston Military Depot in Alabama and BAE Techniques services in York, Pa.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Sterling Heights, Mich.; Endicott, N.Y.; Elgin, Okla., and Aiken, S.C..

The M109 is an American 155 mm turreted self-propelled howitzer, first launched within the early Nineteen Sixties to switch the M44. It has been upgraded a variety of occasions, most lately to the M109A7. The M109 household is the commonest Western indirect-fire help weapon of maneuver brigades of armored and mechanized infantry divisions. The M109 has a crew of 4: the part chief/commander, the driving force, the gunner, and the ammunition handler/loader. The chief or gunner goals the cannon left or proper (deflection) and up and down (quadrant). Upgrades to the M109 have been launched by the U.S. and by Switzerland (KAWEST). With the cancellation of the U.S. Crusader and Non-Line-of-Sight Cannon, the M109A7 will probably stay the principal self-propelled howitzer for the U.S. till the brand new M1299 enters service.