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, sensors, 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.