L3 awarded M783 mortar fuze modification
L3 Technologies will supply an unnamed international customer with the M783 Point Detonating/Delay (PD/DLY) Mortar Fuze under a $32 million contract modification announced on 19 January. The modification was awarded by the US Army under the US foreign military sales programme.
The M783 is the US Army’s next-generation, NATO-standard electronic PD/DLY fuze for mortars designed to support close-range, indirect fire support to infantry units in combat operations.
Work on the contract is expected to be completed by February 2018.
Rich Hunter, president of L3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, said: ‘The M783 is an advanced mortar fuze that provides a new level of safety and demonstrated field reliability in excess of 99 percent to the warfighter.
‘We have produced more than 1.5 million of these fuzes, and this contract affirms L3’s ongoing commitment to deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions to the US Army and its international allies.’
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