WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- BAE Systems Land and Armaments has been awarded a $53.8 million U.S. Army contract for work on Brazilian M109A5 Howitzers.
The firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract will cover the upgrade and repair of 32 of the 155mm self-propelled Howitzer.
Work will be performed in multiple locations. The estimated completion date is March 2019.
Army Contracting Command is the contracting activity.
The U.S. State Department approved a sale in 2014 of Howitzer upgrade kits and associated equipment parts, training and logistics as part of a deal that was estimated to be worth $110 million at the time.