Martin Marietta Gets Army Mortar Contract

United Press International

Martin Marietta Corp. said it has received a $20.2--million contract to manufacture 63 advanced mortar systems and 83,000 rounds of ammunition for the U.S. Army's armament, munitions and chemical command in Rock Island, Ill.

The 120-millimeter mortar system, which has a range of up to about four miles, is designed to replace the Army's 107-millimeter mortar system, which has been in service for more that 40 years.

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