Infantry Weapons

Estonia invites tenders for 155 mm ammunition

06 March 2018

The Estonian State Defence Investment Centre has invited submissions for tenders by 5 April for the provision of 155 mm artillery rounds for the Estonian Defence Forces (EDF) in tranches over the next five to seven years, the centre told Jane’s on 6 March.

The contract’s value was quoted as EUR54 million (USD66.5 million) by local media.

The contract covers M107 high-explosive projectiles and propellant, as well as smoke and illumination rounds, for the EDF’s current towed and future self-propelled 155 mm artillery systems.

The EDF currently operates 155 mm FH70 and 122 mm D-30 towed howitzers, but between 2021 and 2026 it is expected to receive 12 South-Korean-built Samsung Techwin K9 Thunder 155 mm self-propelled guns, with an option to purchase a further eight to 12 units.

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