Seiler Instrument and Manufacturing was awarded a $15 million contract for procurement of 145 optical fire control kits, and associated spare parts, in support of Indian M777A2 howitzers.
One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work is expected to complete by May 24, 2022, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Thursday.
India had signed a deal with the US for importing the Howitzers for $750 million via a Foreign Military Sale with the US government in December last year.
The Indian defense procurement agency had approved the proposal in June last year. The deal had not progressed since 2012 due to cost issues and because the BAE had not been able to come up with a proposal fully complaint to the offset requirements.
India earlier this month received the first two of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers. Under the contract, 25 guns will come to India in a fly-away condition (two per month will be delivered), while 120 will be assembled at the proposed assembly integration and test facility for the weapon system in India in partnership with Mahindra Defence, located in Faridabad.
India on Thursday received the first two of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers as part of the $750 million dollar contract signed with the US in November 2016. Under the contract, 25 guns will come to India in a fly-away condition (two per month will be delivered), while 120 will be assembled at the proposed assembly integration and test facility for the weapon system in India in partnership with Mahindra Defence, located in Faridabad
BAE Systems has won a $542 million contract to provide 145 M777 ultra-lightweight howitzers to the Indian Army. Work on the contract will begin immediately and be performed by BAE Systems and its suppliers across the United Kingdom, United States, and India
India has signed a deal with the US for importing 145 BAE Systems' M777 lightweight Howitzers costing $750 million. BAE Systems anticipates signing a contract in the coming weeks with the US Department of Defense to supply 145 M777 Howitzers to the Indian Army, the company said in a statement Wednesday
Indias Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has approved purchase of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzer guns for $750 million from US and also cleared bulk production of 18 Dhanush guns among 19 proposals included in the discussions during the meeting Saturday. DAC reviewed large numbers of on-going schemes worth approximately INR 28,000 crore ($4
BAE Systems will showcase M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer at DefExpo in Goa, India next week. In addition to the M777 Ultra Lightweight Howitzer, the Company will showcase the Archer 155 mm FH 77 BW L52 Self-Propelled Field Howitzer along with Hyper Velocity Projectile, 81 mm Mortar, 105 mm & 155 mm Artillery Ammunition, 120 mm Tank Ammunition and the 3P Ammo, the company said in a statement Wednesday
BAE Systems has selected Mahindra as its India partner for USD 700 million worth deal for the supply of 145 M777 howitzers, an ultralight weight artillery guns with a strike range of 25 kms. The gun deal would be through Foreign Military Sales (FMS) but the “spares, maintenance and ammunition will be operated through Indian systems”, defence sources were quoted as saying PTI today
The Indian Army has received four United States manufactured M777 long-range Ultra-light Howitzers (ULH) and will resume trials at Pokhran later this month. The tests were stopped following a barrel burst caused by faulty ammunition in September last year
Indian Armys newly acquired M777 ultra-light howitzer was damaged after a 155mm artillery round misfired and exploded in the barrel during an exercise. The gun was firing Indian ammunition in Rajasthans Pokhran ranges
The Indian Army is carrying out field trials on two M-777 A-2 long-range ultra-light howitzers (ULH) in Pokhran which it received in May this year. The test-firing of the guns is primarily aimed at collating and determining various critical data like trajectory, speed and frequency of fire of the M-777 A-2 ULH which are expected to be mostly deployed along the border with China
Indias second conventional submarine, INS Khanderi, built at the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd will start sea trials this week at Mumbai coast. INS Khanderi is slated to begin its long sea trials from Thursday,
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