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HARSCO AWARDED NEW DEFENSE CONTRACT

 HARSCO AWARDED NEW DEFENSE CONTRACT
 HARRISBURG, Pa., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Harsco Corporation's


(NYSE: HSC) Defense Group's BMY-Combat Systems Division has been awarded a production contract for the M109A6 Paladin Self-Propelled Howitzer (SPH).
 This award, valued in excess of $50 million and subject to final negotiations, extends production of the M109A6 Paladin SPH into 1994. The cumulative amount of orders for M109A6 Paladin production is approximately $220 million.
 The Paladin program is the latest and most extensive modernization of the M109 self-propelled 155mm howitzer. U.S. Army plans call for the upgrading of more than 800 M109s to the Paladin configuration. There are currently more than 7,000 of these howitzers in use around the world.
 Harsco Corporation is a diversified, international, industrial company headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. The company's 11 divisions provide products and services for defense, industrial, commercial and construction applications from more than 260 facilities in 32 states and 14 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Herbert R. McIlvaine Jr. of Harsco, 717-763-7064/
 (HSC) CO: Harsco Corporation; U.S. Army ST: Pennsylvania IN: ARO SU: CON


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