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Defense orders more guns from BAE Systems

HATTIESBURG — The U.S. Department of Defense has ordered 70 BAE Systems lightweight M777 howitzers to begin equipping the U.S. Army’s Infantry Brigade Combat Teams (IBCTs). Valued at $134 million, the order takes the U.S.-UK production program to Oct. 2013 and a total of 1,071 guns. The M777 is the world’s first artillery weapon to make widespread use of titanium ...

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