By Mauro Orru

 

The U.K. government said Wednesday that it has signed a contract with MBDA --a joint venture of Airbus SE, BAE Systems PLC and Leonardo SpA-- to acquire new surface-attack missiles for its F-35B lightning jets.

The contract has a value of 550 million pounds ($749.5 million), the U.K. government said.

The new surface-attack missiles, known as SPEAR3, have a range of more than 140 kilometers.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

January 06, 2021 10:14 ET (15:14 GMT)

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