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BAE awarded Paladin artillery upgrade contract

31st October 2013 - 14:19 GMT | by Tim Fish in London

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Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) of the upgrade to the Paladin self-propelled artillery system is set to begin after a US Army contract awarded to BAE Systems.

The company announced the contract, worth $688 million, on 31 October to carry out the Paladin Integrated Management (PIM) programme on the M109A6 howitzer that includes restoring lost space, reducing weight, improved power cooling and offering additional growth potential for new systems in the future.

BAE Systems confirmed at the AUSA exhibition in Washington that the PIM upgrade programme was approved and that a contract was forthcoming.

An initial base term contract valued at

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