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Australia’s Request for $148M in M795 Howitzer Ammo Gets State Dept Approval

The State Department has approved Australia’s request to buy M795 155mm high-explosive projectiles from the U.S. government under a potential $148 million foreign military sales transaction. Australia plans to use the howitzer ammunition to build up homeland defense capability, deter regional threats and meet its operational readiness training needs, the Defense …

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Army Orders $71M in Additional Raytheon Excalibur Projectiles

Raytheon has received a $70.7 million order to manufacture additional satellite-guided heavy artillery shells for the U.S. Army, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Friday. The order is for the production of M982 Excalibur 155-millimeter Increment Ib projectiles under option six of a previously awarded contract from the Army Contracting Command. Raytheon’s …

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Army Taps KeyLogic for Technical Support to Watervliet Arsenal’s Benet Laboratories

The U.S. Army has awarded KeyLogic Systems a five-year $9.5 million technical support contract for services to the Watervliet Arsenal Benet Laboratories facility. KeyLogic will handle internal networks, perform network vulnerability assessments and provide database support to the facility in New York, the company said Tuesday. Michael Leibeg, director of KeyLogic …

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BAE Systems’ Tale of 1001 Howitzers

With the Defense Department’s recent order for 46 additional M777 howitzers, BAE Systems announced DoD and the U.K.-based defense industry giant’s other international customers had purchased a total of 1,001 guns from the firm. In terms of artillery pieces, M777 is rather dainty. That’s because it’s the first such weapon …

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