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US Awards Contract to Provide Rocket Fuzes to Iraq, Afghan Militaries

© REUTERS / Ammar AwadUS. army soldiers stand next a military vehicle in the town of Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq, December 27, 2016
US. army soldiers stand next a military vehicle in the town of Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq, December 27, 2016 - Sputnik International
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The US Army has ordered more than 290,000 fuzes costing more than $50 million for artillery and ground-warfare rocket warheads for the military forces of Afghanistan and Iraq, the Department of Defense announced.

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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – L-3 Fuzing and Ordnance Systems, Ohio, was awarded a $51.8 million foreign military sales contract for 21,589 M734A1 multi-option fuses and 270,528 M783 point detonating delay fuses, according to the document.

Work on the contract will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, with an estimated completion date of November 30, 2018, the Defense Department added.

L3 FOS specializes in the development and production of fuzing and safe, arming devices as well as the manufacture and integration of ordnance systems for air-dropped, tube-launched, missile and rocket-driven devices, according to the company’s web site.

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