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Senate passes $738B defense bill, including Space Force

Senate passes $738B defense bill, including Space Force

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Dec. 17 (UPI) -- The Senate on Tuesday passed a $ 738 billion defense bill in a compromise after months of negotiations. President Donald Trump has said he would sign the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, passed by an 86-8 vote, after Senate and House Armed Services leaders took nearly three months to strike the deal. The bill authorizes Pentagon spending and lays out policy guidelines. Spending includes $ 635 billion for the base Pentagon budget, $ 23.1 billion for Energy Department nuclear weapons programs, $ 71.5 billion for war operations and $ 5.3 billion in emergency disaster recovery for military bases. The bill also approves a 3.1 percent troop pay raise, which is the largest in a decade. Defense purchases were also boosted in the bill, which authorized over $ 9 bi...
House passes defense bill creating Space Force, paid parental leave

House passes defense bill creating Space Force, paid parental leave

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Dec. 11 (UPI) -- The House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to pass the annual defense spending bill, authorizing the creation of Space Force and passing a provision that provides all federal workers with 12 weeks paid parental leave. House Democrats pushed for the paid federal leave provision in exchange for the elevation of Air Force Space Command to its own branch of the military. President Donald Trump, who ordered the creation of the Space Force in February, negotiated with Democrats to fund the sixth branch of the military in exchange for the parental leave. Republicans objected to the paid leave, which is expected to cost the government $ 3.3 billion over five to 10 years. The bill passed the House in a 377-48 vote, with 41 Democrats and six Republicans opposing it, along wit...
GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3B for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 billion contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...
GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

GE awarded $1.3M for T700 helicopter engines to Army, Navy, Air Force

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Nov. 26 (UPI) -- General Electric was awarded a $ 1.3 million contract modification to deliver T700 helicopter engines for the Army, Navy, Air Force and other agencies. The contract, announced by the Department of Defense on Tuesday, funds delivery of engines for the Army's H-60 utility helicopter, used for air assault, aeromedical evacuation and special operations support, as well as the AH-64 attack helicopter used by the Army for destroying armor, personnel and materiel targets in obscured battlefield conditions. The GE T700 is a turboshaft engine that powers several families of aircraft, including the Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. Under the contract, GE will also deliver engines for the H-60 helicopter used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare, search and rescue and drug shipm...
United Technologies awarded $762.5M for Air Force, Marine Corps F-35 engines

United Technologies awarded $762.5M for Air Force, Marine Corps F-35 engines

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Nov. 22 (UPI) -- United Technologies has received a $ 762.5 million contract modification to deliver F135 propulsion systems for the Air Force and Marine Corps. The new deal, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, funds Lot 14 production and delivery of 48 F135-PW-100 propulsion systems for the Air Force and 10 F135-PW-600 propulsion systems for the Marine Corps. The Pratt & Whitney F135 is a turbofan engine for the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, fifth generation single-engine stealth fighters used the Air Force, Marines and Navy plan to replace much of their fleets with in future years. In October, Lockheed finalized a $ 34 billion deal with the Pentagon to deliver 478 F-35 fighter planes in production Lots 12, 13 and 14 at a cost below $ 80 million each. It's the larg...