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The U.S. Army has awarded the Company BAE Systems a contract to start the production of the company’s M109A7 155mm tracked Self-Propelled Howitzer and M992A3 tracked ammunition carrier vehicles. M109A7 155mm self-propelled howitzer on tracked armoured vehicle chassis (Picture source Army Recognition) The contract includes an initial $413.7 million award to execute the third and final option for low-rate initial production on the program. Options are also included that would begin the full-rate production phase, which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the award to approximately $1.7 billion. BAE Systems will initially produce 48 vehicle sets, with the options calling for 60 sets per year for approximately three years of deliveries thereafter during full-rate production. The M109A7 consists of a new chassis design for improved performance, upgraded survivabi...

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