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

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - BAE Systems Plc has been awarded a $2.7 billion U.S. defense 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)