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New Generation Artillery

New Generation Artillery October 7, 2019

USA has signed a 48 million US Dollar agreement with BAE Systems. Under the agreement, the company will support the production of advanced versions of the M109A7 Paladin self-propelled howitzers and the M992A3 field artillery ammunition support vehicles. The work is planned to be completed in 31 January 2023 in York, Maine.

Using the main weapon of the M109A6 platform, Paladin, unlike its predecessor, has a more advanced and modern hull.  It uses the existing main armament of the Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s hull with a more advanced and modern one. The improved hul structure provides greater survivability and commonality with the existing systems in the inventory of US Army, reducing operational sustainability costs by replacing obsolete components.

 

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