Compass Wins Army Contract
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Lexington Park’s own Compass Systems gets $16.3 million to deploy persistent ground surveillance system balloon experts and equipment for Army; BAE gets $17.9 million to roll out shipboard communications system from St. Inigoes; and Boeing gets $9.6 million for Harpoon missile support.
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