$106 Million, Five-Year Contract
Elbit Systems has been awarded a contract by an Asia-Pacific customer to supply its SIGMA self-propelled howitzer (SPH) system, the company announced on 15 November. The contract, to be fulfilled over a five-year period of performance, is valued at approx. $106 million (€93 million).
SIGMA is a 155mm/52 calibre SPH capable of automatic loading and gun-laying, rapid in-and-out action times and a high rate of fire. It offers a protected cabin for a crew of three and, depending on mission parameters, is capable of automatically selecting and loading the required projectile, propellant and fuze and laying the gun for optimal target engagement.
“The SIGMA system effectively addresses the growing need of armed forces to enhance the effectiveness of their artillery formations and reduce life-cycle costs, while improving precision, rapidity, autonomy, survivability and connectivity. The SIGMA system is based on the know-how and experience accumulated by the company over decades in supplying artillery systems to numerous customers, including the new 155mm fully automatic self-propelled howitzer gun systems for the Israel Defense Forces,” commented company President & CEO, Bezhalel Machlis.