On March 15, 2020, Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $200 million contract as part of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems program.
Currently, the Israeli army uses two types of artillery systems including the M109 Doher which is an upgraded version of the American-made M109 155mm tracked self-propelled howitzer based on the M109A5 version. Another artillery system in service with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is the Soltam M-71, a 155mm towed howitzer.
In May 2019, the Israeli government has awarded the initial, $125 million contract of a planned 12-year, $280 million program to replace its tank-like M109 howitzers that could be based on Elbit’s wheeled self-propelled howitzer ATMOS.
© 2020, GDC. © GDC and www.globaldefensecorp.com. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to www.globaldefensecorp.com with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.