Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pentagon orders more M777s

The Pentagon has ordered 62 more M777 howitzers from BAE Systems in a deal worth $117 million. The additional work for the company’s Barrow, UK, and Hattiesburg, Miss., facilities pushes manufacturing on current sales well into 2012. The Hattiesburg facility, which opened in 2003, is responsible for final integration and test of the weapon system. (Source: BAE Systems, 07/20/09) Gulf Coast note: BAE Systems also has operations in Gautier, Miss., and Fort Walton Beach, Fla.