India OKs Purchase of BAE Systems’ M777 Howitzers

Bae-systems-logo_ExecutiveBiz1India will begin negotiations with the U.S. government for the purchase of 145 M777 howitzers from BAE Systems under a $493 million foreign military sales contract, Defense World reported Wednesday.

Pinaki Bhattacharya writes that India’s defense acquisition council approved the procurement a year after delays due to concerns over cost and requirements.

BAE plans to work with a local partner to manufacture the M777 artillery guns within the country, the report said.

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