The US Army will receive 18 additional M777 155mm ultra lightweight howitzers from BAE Systems.

Awarded under a contract from the US Department of Defense (DoD), the current order builds on the more than 1,000 M777 gun systems already in service with the US Army and the US Marine Corps (USMC). It is in addition to the logistical support contracts received from the DoD.

BAE Systems Weapon Systems vice-president and general manager Joe Senftle said: “This battle-proven capability leverages technical insertions, long-range precision-guided munition developments, and flexible mobility options, to make the M777 a very effective artillery technology.

“This order further demonstrates a strong and collaborative working relationship between BAE Systems and the Army.”

“This order further demonstrates a strong and collaborative working relationship between BAE Systems and the Army.”

Work on the contract is slated to commence immediately with support from suppliers across the US and the UK, as well as the BAE Systems facilities.

Deliveries for the additional 18 M777 155mm howitzers are expected to begin in 2021.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The M777 ultra-lightweight howitzer is a 155mm towed artillery system designed to deliver superior artillery capability in the most hostile environments with enhanced tactical and strategic mobility.

The gun was initially developed for use by the US Army and USMC in the early 2000s.

Designed to replace the existing inventory of M198 155mm towed howitzers, the M777 systems equipped with the digital fire control system are the designated M777A1, and the ones integrated with a software update which allows the firing of the Excalibur projectile belonging to the M777A2 variant.