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US Army orders additional M777 howitzers

11th October 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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BAE Systems has received an order under a new contract from the US Department of Defense to deliver 18 additional M777 155mm ultra lightweight howitzers to the US Army, the company announced on 8 October.

The M777 howitzer delivers advanced artillery capability in hostile environments. Weighing less than 4200kg, the M777 artillery weapon makes use of titanium and aluminium alloys, resulting in a howitzer which is half the weight of conventional 155mm systems. This allows system to be deployed by medium-lift helicopter.

Deliveries for these additional 18 guns are expected to commence in 2021.

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