The Pentagon on Monday awarded BAE Systems $339 million to provide 48 military vehicle sets.
“BAE Systems was awarded a $339 million modification contract for 48 vehicle sets of self-propelled howitzer and carrier, ammunition, tracked vehicles and associated support,” the Pentagon said in a statement Monday.
Work is expected to be completed by January 31, 2023.
The initial contract was awarded in 2017 for low-rate production.
“This most recent order brings the total number of M109A7 and M992A3 vehicle sets to 204, with a total contract value of $1.5 billion. The award follows the Army’s decision, announced in February, to commence full-rate production of the vehicle,” BAE Systems said in a statement.
The M109A7 SPH and M992A3 Carrier, Ammunition, Tracked (CAT) vehicle set is a vital program enhancement for increased combat capability and sustainment of the Army’s Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCTs). The program offers enhanced indirect-fire artillery capabilities to the ABCTs with new technologies for power generation and survivability.