Delivery of 16 M109A5+BR self-propelled howitzers to the Brazilian Army, planned for 2018, has been postponed until 2019.
All 32 modernised vehicles are now to be received in the first half of 2019, the army told Jane’s . Initially 16 were scheduled for delivery in 2018 and the remainder in 2019 for 3rd and 5th Self-Propelled Field Artillery Groups. The army would not say why the howitzers are delayed.
Under a USD54 million US Foreign Military Sales contract from September 2016, BAE Systems is upgrading 32 of 40 former US Army M109A5s, after they were granted as excess defence articles (EDA) by the United States.
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