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BAE Systems wins $2.7 billion U.S. defence contract - Pentagon

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BAE Systems wins $2.7 billion U.S. defence contract - Pentagon
FILE PHOTO: Trade visitors walk past an advertisement for BAE Systems at Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, Britain, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo   -   Copyright  Toby Melville(Reuters)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – BAE Systems Plc <BAES.L> has been awarded a $2.7 billion (2.2 billion pounds) U.S. defence contract for production of the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

This award supports U.S. military and foreign military sales to the governments of Iraq, Lebanon, Netherlands, Jordan, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Tunisia, the Philippines and Australia, the Pentagon said.

(Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)