The Brazilian Army's field artillery capability is set to improve in mid-May when 32 M109A5+ BR 155 mm self-propelled tracked howitzers are scheduled to arrive at the Rio Grande port, the army told Jane's .
The move comes after the Brazilian Army and the US Department of Defense inked a letter of offer and acceptance in December 2014. Under the terms of a USD54 million Foreign Military Sale contract, BAE Systems began upgrading 32 M109A5s with the Kearfott MILNAV series reference unit, Weibel MVRS-700 muzzle velocity radar, display units, a remote travel lock system, GPSs, provisions for a Harris Falcon III radio, a Thales SOTAS IP intercom, an IMBEL Gênesis V command-and-control system, and more.
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