October 28, 2020
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BAE to provide howitzer to Brazilian Army
Under the terms of the Foreign Military Sales contract, BAE Systems will overhaul and upgrade 32 self-propelled howitzers to the M109A5+ configuration. The vehicles will include items specifically tailored to the Brazilian Army’s requirements. In addition, the company will provide spares and training as well as live fire support and field service support following delivery. The M109A5+ provides an increase in capabilities by digitizing the fire mission sequence. The addition of the position and navigation system, commander’s display unit, digital capable radios, weapons control system, and remotely actuated travel lock improve the time from receipt of mission to the firing of the mission by more than 80 percent over previous variants. Production is anticipated to begin in October with vehicle deliveries beginning in 2018. Final deliveries and the beginning of training and support in Brazil are expected to take place by the end of 2018.