BAE wins artillery shells contract

Defence giant BAE Systems has been awarded a £16.8m contract to produce illuminating artillery shells for the Ministry of Defence. The FTSE 100-listed company said that production starts immediately, with final assembly taking place in Sweden. Upon completion of this two-year contract, BAE Systems will have delivered more than 60,000 rounds of the 105mm white and infrared illuminating artillery shells to the MoD.