Raytheon awarded $63.3M for hypersonic weapons system research

March 5 (UPI) — Raytheon was awarded a $63.3 million contract to further develop the Tactical Boost Glide hypersonic weapons program. Raytheon announced the contract on Monday, revealing the work will be part of a joint development of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force. The contract includes critical design review of the new missile system, a ...

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Millennium Engineering awarded $340M for Space Vehicles Directorate work

March 4 (UPI) — Millennium Engineering and Integration Co. received a $340 million contract from the U.S. Air Force contract for space research, the Defense Department announced. The company, headquartered in Arlington, Va., will provide research, engineering and technical management in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate at Kirtland AFB, N.M. The contract, announced by the ...

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Top Egyptian cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice” for women

March 3 (UPI) — Egypt’s top cleric, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, describes polygamy as an “injustice for women and children.” Sunni Islam’s highest authority, who made his comments on his weekly television program and on Twitter on Friday, said the practice comes from “a lack of understanding of the Koran.” He said “those who say that marriage must be polygamous are ...

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South Korea, U.S. agree to scale down spring military drills

South Korean marines participate in amphibious operations on April 2, 2017, during the annual Foal Eagle exercise against a possible attack from North Korea, in Pohang, about 225 miles southeast of Seoul. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA South Korean soldiers and K-55 self-propelled howitzers participate on March 10, 2016 near the Demilitarized Zone in Paju, Gyeunggi Province, South Korea, during ...

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