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BAE snares $6.7M contract

BAE Systems' $6.7 million contract will pay for

BAE Systems' $6.7 million contract will pay for digital interrogators and friend-or-foe kits for the U.S. Navy and the government of Japan. (Credit: AP)

BAE Systems Inc.'s Greenlawn unit has won a $6.7 million Department of Defense contract for 16 digital interrogators and 45 friend-or-foe kits.

Two of the interrogators would go to the government of Japan and 14 to the U.S. Navy. Thirty-three of the friend-or-foe kits are destined for the U.S. Navy and 12 for Japan. Work on the equipment is scheduled to be completed by December 2015.

The interrogators and friend-or-foe kits help aircraft, ships and submarines identify themselves to allied forces on crowded battlefields.

BAE's Greenlawn facility employs about 650 workers. BAE Systems is a unit of London-based BAE Systems PLC.

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