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November 28, 2016
Elbit to supply mortar weapon systems for U.S. Army
Haifa, Israel (UPI) Nov 23, 2016
Elbit Systems has received a $103 million contract to produce mortar weapon systems for the U.S. Army. Representatives from both parties inked the deal in Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., and agreed to employ WVA as a subcontractor for the project. Officials estimate work will be complete after five years. "We are extremely pleased to continue our partnership with the United States Army by supplying our warfighters with the mortar weapon systems that enhance their mission effectiveness and prov ... read more

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