M198 howitzer

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The M198 howitzer is a medium-sized, towed artillery piece, developed for service with the United States Army and Marine Corps. It can be dropped by parachute or transported by a CH-53E Super Stallion or CH-47 Chinook. The M198 is deployed in separate corps- and army-level field artillery units, as well as in artillery battalions of light and airborne divisions. It also provides field artillery fire support for all Marine Air-Ground Task Force organizations. The M198 is being replaced by the BAE Systems Global Combat Systems M777 ultra lightweight howitzer, with deliveries underway. The M198 is also used by the Australian Army [1] and the Pakistan Army.[2]

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Replacement

BAE Systems has won the contract to replace the M-198 in the US Army and Marine Corps with its M777 155 mm/39 cal towed howitzer, which weighs less than 7,000 lb/4,220 kg. The M777 howitzer is a towed artillery piece originally developed by British Vickers group is in the process of replacing the M198 howitzer.

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