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Eurosatory: India poised for M777 acquisition

15th June 2016 - 07:00 GMT | by Ian Kemp in Paris

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India’s Defense Acquisition Council is scheduled to approve the acquisition of the BAE Systems towed M777 Lightweight 155mm Howitzer systems when it meets next week. 

The council’s decision will then be passed to the Finance Minister. 

BAE Systems is displaying the latest US Army standard M777A2 at Eurosatory along with the company’s Archer 155mm/52cal wheel self-propelled howitzer which is now in series production for the Swedish Army. 

The Indian Army has a long standing desire to acquire the M777 and in 2010 requested pricing through the US government’s Foreign Military Sales programme for 145 M777s. The US Defense Security Cooperation

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