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Elbit Systems lands Howitzer deal

Elbit Systems lands Howitzer deal

The prime has secured an order for its howitzer gun systems from an Asia-Pacific country.

The prime has secured an order for its howitzer gun systems from an Asia-Pacific country.

Elbit Systems has been awarded a $144 million contract to supply SIGMA fully automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems to an undisclosed country in the Asia-Pacific region.

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The prime is expected to deliver the capability over the next five years.

SIGMA is a 155mm/52 calibre self-propelled howitzer, built for automatic loading and laying of the gun system, rapid in-and-out action times and high rate of fire.

The capability, which is tipped to offer a protected cabin for a three-person crew, is capable of automatically selecting and loading the required projectile, propellant and fuse, and laying the gun to engage targets.

“The SIGMA system effectively addresses the growing need of armed forces to enhance the effectiveness of their artillery formations and reduce life cycle costs while improving precision, rapidity, autonomy, survivability and connectivity,” Bezhalel Machlis, president and CEO of Elbit Systems, said.

“The SIGMA system is based on the know-how and experience accumulated by the company over decades in supplying artillery systems to numerous customers, including the new 155mm fully automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems for the Israel Defense Forces.”

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This is Elbit Systems’ second arms deal in the Asia-Pacific region in less than a week, with the company recently securing a contract from the Ministry of National Defense of the Republic of South Korea.

The deal, worth a combined $101.4 million, is for the supply of airborne munitions.

The munitions will be supplied over a five-year period.

[Related: South Korea taps Elbit Systems for airborne munitions deal]

Elbit Systems lands Howitzer deal
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