Elbit Systems of America was awarded a $200 million contract as part of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) automatic self-propelled howitzer (SPH) gun systems program.
The new contract is a follow-on to an earlier contract, worth approximately $125 million, awarded to Elbit Systems Ltd. to supply SPH gun systems to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). The contract will be performed over a 12-year period.
The new automatic howitzer gun system is based on know-how and experience Elbit Systems accumulated over decades of supplying artillery systems to numerous armed forces. The new howitzer gun system is capable of automatic loading and laying.
According to the applicable mission, the new gun system automatically selects the required projectile, propellant and fuze, loads them and lays the gun to optimally engage targets. The new howitzer gun system will enhance the effectiveness of the artillery formation of the IDF while reducing the number of soldiers in each platform and significantly reduce life-cycle costs.