M109 A5 Contract – DSA 2018 Shorts

KUALA LUMPUR: The contract signing for the M109 A5 SPH howitzers will be signed on Apr 18, the contract signing day for DSA 2018.

US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Lakhdir will represent the US for the Excess Defense Articles (EDA) program. Deftech, the company likely to be awarded the support contract, will be working with Loring Industries to refurbish the SPHs. The SPHs ordered by Malaysia are already stored at the company’s massive facility in Maine.

Taiwan Army M109A5 SPH. Wikipedia.

The scope of refurbishment has not been finalized but the 155mm guns of the SPHs will be replaced as the barrels are all worn out after service with the US Army.The company says it has refurbished over 500 M109A5 Howitzers for Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers from all over the globe.

The refurbishment for the guns are expected to take up to 48 months.

–Malaysian Defence

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