Groundbreaking Held For New Military Plant

Ponca City Now - January 12, 2014 8:52 am

ELGIN, Okla. (AP) – BAE Systems has broken ground on an expansion to its facility in Elgin that will provide final assembly of the Paladin Integrated Management program for the U.S. Army.

The PIM artillery is an upgrade to the Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer. It includes a new chassis, engine, transmission, suspension and steering system. It’s cannon remains the same as the current Paladin.

Initial vehicle production will take place in York, Pennsylvania before coming to Elgin for final assembly and testing at nearby Ft. Sill.

Work on the PIM program is expected to begin during summer 2014 with the first vehicles arriving in Elgin late in the year. The first vehicles will be delivered to the Army in 2015.

 

Latest Stories

Oklahoma physicians want emergency order as COVID cases rise

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Health officials in Oklahoma on Tuesday urged Gov. Kevin Stitt to issue...

Janet Schwabe Assumes New Role at Pioneer Tech

  Pioneer Technology Center (PTC) employee Janet Schwabe has a new position with the Business and...

City Board of Commissioners Meet in Regular Session July 26th

    The Ponca City Board of Commissioners met in regular session on July 26, 2021....