L3 awarded M783 mortar fuze contract
L3 Technologies will supply the US Army with M783 Point Detonating/Delay mortar fuzes and M734A1 Multi-Option Fuze for Mortars under a $89.2 million contract announced on 29 June.
If fully exercised, the value of the multi-year contract could reach more than $230 million.
The US Army uses the M783 and M734A1 fuzes for mortars for close range and indirect fire support in combat operations.
Todd Gautier, president of L3’s Electronic Systems business segment, said: ‘This award strengthens our long-term partnership with the US Army. The advanced capabilities of these mortar fuzes deliver unsurpassed safety, performance and reliability to the warfighter. We are proud to have delivered these fuzes to the army for the past 20 years.’
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