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    BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems and DRS Network and Imaging Systems have received two US Army contracts worth more than $720 million for crew-served weapons sights, the Department of Defense announced.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Both contracts have an estimated completion date of September 25, 2023, the Defense Department stated.

    "BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems [of] Nashua, New Hampshire was awarded a $383.9 million… contract for crew served weapons sights," the announcement said on Monday. "DRS Network and Imaging Systems… was awarded a $337.7 million contract."

    Crew-served weapons operated by the US Army include high-precision rifles, medium and heavy machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, mortars with calibers less than 120 mm, anti-tank guns, anti-aircraft guns, shoulder-launched missiles and ground-positioned anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles.

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