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BAE to suspend howitzer production

17th October 2013 - 15:38 GMT | by Tim Fish in London


Production of the 155mm M777 howitzer system at BAE Systems’ plant in Barrow in the UK is to be suspended, according to an official announcement.

In a statement on 16 October, the company blamed ‘on-going delays in the US Government Foreign Military Sales [FMS] of 145 M777s howitzers to the Government [of] India’. It stated that unless the orders materialise, the plant would not continue production.

However, the plant will start running down its activities immediately but will still continue to produce spares. A 45-day period of consultation is due to start with trade unions and employee representatives about 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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