Army orders more LRIP howitzers amid corrective action by BAE

By Ashley Tressel / September 28, 2018 at 5:31 PM
BAE Systems has received a $216 million contract modification for M109A7 self-propelled howitzers, following a quality inspection visit this month by the Army secretary and service acquisition executive at the company's plant in York, PA. The latest award, announced by the Defense Department today, marks the fourth low-rate initial production order for the upgraded howitzer as BAE continues to bring the welding on the vehicle's chassis up to the Army's standard. The service in December awarded BAE what...

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