L3 Technologies business unit wins U.S. Army fuze contract worth as much as $230 million

NEW YORK. L3 Technologies announced today that its L3 Electronic Business segment has been awarded an initial $89.2 million firm-fixed-price contract from the U.S. Army to supply M783 point detonating/delay (PD/DLY) mortar fuzes and M734A1 multioption fuze for mortars (MOFM). The multiyear contract has a base award and four option years, which -- if fully exercised -- could potentially exceed $230 million.

The M783 and M734A1 fuzes are the  electronic fuzes that the U.S. Army and NATO use to offer close-range, indirect fire support to infantry units in combat operations.

Work will be performed in Cincinnati, Ohio, by L3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems (L3 FOS), which is part of the Precision Engagement Systems sector within Electronic Systems. L3 FOS specializes in the development and manufacture of advanced fuzing products, , and weapons safety devices, which are then used in artillery, mortar, and air-dropped munitions as well as in rockets, missiles, and other advanced weapons systems.

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