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AUSA 2013: Paladin upgrade gets LRIP confirmed

21st October 2013 - 20:11 GMT | by Tim Fish in Washington DC


The low-rate initial production (LRIP) for the Paladin self-propelled howitzer upgrade programme was approved on 18 October, it was announced at the AUSA exhibition.

The Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) programme has been running for three-and-a-half years and will upgrade both the M109A6 artillery platform and the M992A2 field artillery ammunition support vehicle. It is being undertaken by BAE Systems and the US Army.

An initial three vehicles, including two M109A6 Paladins and a single ammunition carrier, will be tested under RDT&E funds with a total 133 vehicles - comprising 66 howitzers and 67 ammo supply vehicles - going through the

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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