BAE gets additional order
Published: June 5,2009
HATTIESBURG — BAE Systems has received orders worth approximately $118 million for 63 more M777 howitzers, taking the order total to exactly 800 guns.
The U.S. Marines and U.S. Army are getting 38 of the guns while Canada is acquiring 25 more through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales program to add to the 12 it already has in service.
BAE’s Global Combat Systems facility at Hattiesburg is responsible for final integration and testing of the weapon system. The prime contract management of the M777 program and manufacture and assembly of the complex titanium structures and associated recoil components are undertaken at Barrow-in-Furness in the United Kingdom.
Global Combat Systems has also received a $3-million contract to “reset” 33 U.S. howitzers returning from operations in Afghanistan. This refurbishment work will be undertaken at the Hattiesburg facility.
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