The Army has awarded BAE Systems a $474 million deal to provide support work for its M109 self-propelled howitzer family of vehicles, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

BAE Systems was the only company to submit a bid for the work, which is expected to be completed in January 2025.

M109A6 Paladin Howitzer

Under the latest deal, BAE Systems is tasked with providing system technical support, sustainment system technical support, depot maintenance support, systems and engineering management and logistics support for M109s.

The M109 provides indirect fire support for the Army’s Bridgade Combat Teams.

The Army in December 2017 awarded BAE Systems a contract to upgrade the final lot of M109 Paladin self-propelled guns to the new A7 configuration (Defense Daily, Dec. 2017).