Tag Archives: M777

BAE to Modernize Army Munition Guidance Kits

BAE Systems has received an $8 million contract to produce modernized precision guidance kits for the U.S. Army‘s 155-millimeter artillery munitions. New kits will be developed to increase accuracy of in-flight Army munitions to hit targets through trajectory corrections even in a GPS-jammed environment, BAE said Tuesday. Marc Casseres, director of BAE’s precision guidance and …

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BAE Selects Triumph to Supply Gun Bodies for India’s Future M777 Howitzers

Triumph Group has secured a $15 million contract from BAE Systems to manufacture gun bodies for M777 Howitzer weapons that the British defense contractor’s U.S. subsidiary will build and deliver to India under a foreign military sales deal. Berwyn, Pennsylvania-based Triumph said Monday its precision components business unit will machine, weld and assemble gun bodies before …

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Reuters: India’s Defense Agency OKs Proposed $750M Buy of BAE Howitzers

India’s defense procurement officials have approved a proposal to acquire $750 million in BAE Systems-built M777 Howitzer artillery guns through a foreign military sales agreement with the U.S. government, Reuters reported Saturday. Aditya Kalra writes that approximately 120 of the 145 Howitzers that India plans to buy will be assembled in the country. The report said …

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BAE Systems’ Tale of 1001 Howitzers

With the Defense Department’s recent order for 46 additional M777 howitzers, BAE Systems announced DoD and the U.K.-based defense industry giant’s other international customers had purchased a total of 1,001 guns from the firm. In terms of artillery pieces, M777 is rather dainty. That’s because it’s the first such weapon …

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