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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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Thales awarded contract to build 3 new frigates for Netherlands, Belgium

Feb. 28 (UPI) — With multipurpose frigates for the Royal Netherlands and Belgian navies reaching the end of their life cycles, Thales has been awarded a contract for three frigates by 2024. France-based Thales will replace two Dutch and two Belgian M-class frigates with an Above Water Warfare System, according to news release Thursday. The contract amount wasn’t specified. Although ...

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