U.S. House committee rejects low-yield nukes in defense bill

June 13 (UPI) — The House Armed Services Committee rejected two Republican amendments to the defense appropriations bill for additional funding and deployment of low-yield nuclear warheads. After a heated debate during markup of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act on Wednesday, the committee voted to reject the amendments in two 30-26 votes. Democrats hold a 31-26 majority on the ...

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GenDyn gets $16.2M contract for Abrams M1A1 tank tech support

June 12 (UPI) — General Dynamics Land Systems has received a $16.2 million contract modification for technical support in building Abrams M1A1 tanks, both for the U.S. military and for foreign military sales to Morocco, the Defense Department said. The contract, announced Tuesday, covers systems technical support for the Abrams family of vehicles, with work on the contract to be ...

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House committee delays decision on funding Space Force

June 10 (UPI) — A draft of the National Defense Authorization Act released by the House on Monday has no mention of the Space Force envisioned by President Donald Trump. The House Armed Services Committee will debate the matter on Wednesday, members of the committee said. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., committee chairman, said any inclusion of funding would build an ...

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