Saturday, May 21, 2022

US Army asking industry for 155mm cannon systems

The U.S. Army is asking industry for 155mm cannon systems that could be integrated into the M109A7 Self Propelled Howitzer (SPH), according to a recently published request for information.

In a Jan. 11 notice posted on U.S. government’s main contracting website, the U.S. Army announced the Government is interested in exploring cannon designs and associated cannon sealing/primer/propellant for a high impulse, incremental/multiple zone system with a highly reliable ignition train that is compatible with NATO munitions.

This effort will be to find a potential source(s) from the respondents who are capable of supplying a 155mm cannon and breech system, according to a request for information released on Tuesday.

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