BAE Systems bags $318 Mn services contract for M109A6 Self-Propelled Howitzers from US Army

BAE Systems has been awarded a contract valued up to $318 million from the US Army to perform technical and sustainment support services for its fleet of M109A6 Self-Propelled Howitzers (SPH) and A7 SPH and their companion, M992A3 carrier, ammunition, tracked (CAT) vehicles.

Under the five-year System Technical Support and Sustainment System Technical Support contract, BAE Systems will deliver ongoing engineering and logistics services to provide new capabilities, maintenance, and testing on the family of vehicles.

Noteworthy, the services contract follows the M109A7 production contract awarded in November 2023.

The M109A7 is the latest howitzer in the M109 family of vehicles, the primary indirect fire support system for the Armored Brigade Combat Teams (ABCT).

Further, it uses the existing main armament and cab structure of a Paladin M109A6, and replaces the vehicle’s chassis components with modem components common to the Bradley vehicle.

Als, the improved chassis structure provides greater survivability and commonality with the existing systems in the ABCT, reducing operational sustainability costs by replacing obsolete components.

BAE Systems offers critical lifecycle support to the Army wherever it is needed in-country for its sustainment programs.

Worth mentioning that the services in this contract will be provided at military bases in the US and around the world, as well as at BAE Systems facilities in York, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Sterling Heights, Michigan; Endicott, New York; Elgin, Oklahoma; and Aiken, South Carolina.