28.03.2013 / military parity
Brazilian Army has allowed the provision of payment for the acquisition of 36 self-propelled artillery M109A5 in accordance with “Foreign military sales» programm (FMS), according to the army bulletin № 13 of 22 March. Amount of the advance payment is 399, 615 thousand dollars.
Modernization of 37 self-propelled guns M109A3 and acquisition of 36 aditional M1095A5 are in the frame of the army program RECOP (Recuperação da Capacidade Operacional). Decision to purchase 36 gun mounts were made in June 2012, in August of that year the group of Brazil’s militaries came to the U.S. to prepare artillery systems, inventory, spare parts and other equipment related to the supply M109A5 to Brazil