Value Could Exceed $230 Million
On 29 June, L3 Technologies announced the receipt of a firm fixed-price contract from the US Army for supply of its M783 Point Detonating/Delay (PD/DLY) Mortar Fuzes and M734A1 Multi-Option Fuze for Mortars (MOFM). With an initial value of $89.2 million, exercise of the four option years could boost total value to over $230 million.
The M783 and M734A1 fuzes are the US Army’s next-generation, NATO standard electronic fuzes for mortars and are used to support close range, indirect fire support to infantry units in combat operations. “The advanced capabilities of these mortar fuzes deliver unsurpassed safety, performance and reliability to the warfighter. We are proud to have delivered these fuzes to the Army for the past 20 years,” Todd Gautier, President of L3’s Electronic Systems business segment, commented.