American Ordnance has won $56.8 million modification foreign military sales (Austria and Lebanon) contract for 155mm HE projectile M795 TNT. Work is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2021, the United States department of defense said in a statement Saturday.
The M795 155mm projectile is the US Army and Marine Corps standard 155mm high explosive projectile for howitzers.
The high-fragmentation steel body is filled with 23.8 lb (10.8 kg) of high explosive, giving the approximately 103 lb (47 kg) bursting round fragmentation and blast effects.
LiquidPiston, a US based power systems manufacturing firm is developing a small, 2 kWe hybrid electric power system for the M777 Howitzer used by the United States Army. Through a $3-million Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) award, LiquidPiston has been working with the US Army on the small power generation system
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
The Indonesian Army received its final batch of M109A4 BE self-propelled howitzers, along with 4 command posts and one mobile crane unit on Monday, the local media reported today. Delivery of the first batch of M109A4 BE self-propelled howitzers took place last year
The Turkish Armed Forces' (TSK) new 105-millimeter lightweight towed howitzer weapon system will enter mass production by this year end, Turkey's Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli announced on Saturday. The new system named Boran, has been successfully tested by the Mechanical and Chemical Industry Company (MKE), Daily Sabah reports quoting a statement made by Canikli on his official social media account
The United States has delivered a shipment of Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rockets to Lebanon for an approximate price of $16 million. These APKWS laser-guided rockets are a key component for the Lebanese Air Forces new A-29 Super Tucano attack aircraft, the US Embassy in Beirut confirmed the delivery on Twitter Wednesday
The US Army has ordered production of 155-millimeter self-propelled howitzer artillery vehicles as well as ammunition carrier tracked armored combat vehicles under a contract worth over $215 million. The Department of defense announced the contract on Friday, under which BAE Systems will produce M109A7 Self-Propelled Howitzer and the M992A3 Carrier Ammunition Tracked vehicles
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