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PAE tapped for vehicle support for Afghanistan

PAE tapped for vehicle support for Afghanistan

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Aug. 31 (UPI) -- PAE Government Systems of Arlington, Va., has received a $ 138.5 million modification to a foreign military sales contract for ground vehicle support for Afghanistan. Work on the U.S. Army contract, announced Thursday by the Pentagon, will be performed in HKIA, Afghanistan, with an estimated completion date of August 2022. Army fiscal 2018 procurement funds in the amount of $ 138.5 million were obligated at the time of award. The Afghan government has received tens of billions of dollars in military support contracts for the Afghan National Army and other security forces, including thousands of light utility trucks and Humvee fighting vehicles. The United States has been training and equipping the Afghan military and security forces since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan ...
Iran expects non-U.S. support for nuclear deal

Iran expects non-U.S. support for nuclear deal

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Aug. 7 (UPI) -- A position taken by parties to the Iranian nuclear deal shows there's interest in keeping oil exports flowing and banking channels open, Iran's president said. U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order that re-imposed sanctions on Iran that were lifted when the United States was party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The JCPOA kept Iranian oil flowing in exchange for commitments from Tehran to scale back its nuclear ambitions. Trump said the JCPOA was flawed and allowed Iran to use oil revenue to fund malign activity rather than support the welfare of the Iranian people. A senior U.S. State Department official explained on Monday that it was Iran's own behavior on the global stage that was to blame for recent economic woes "The regime's sys...
GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

GE contracted for F414 engine support on Super Hornet, Growler aircraft

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July 3 (UPI) -- General Electric has been awarded a contract for support of the F414 engine, found in the Super Hornet and Growler aircraft. The contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, comes under a $ 37 million modification to an existing contract for the repair, replacement and general support of 773 F414 engines for the F/A-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighter aircraft. The F-18 series of aircraft -- the Growler is an electronic warfare variant -- is the primary naval fighter of the United States, as well as a number of allied nations. The fighters specialize in jamming enemy aircraft and ground defense systems. Work will be performed at General Electric locations across the United States, as well as the Fleet Readiness Center at Jacksonville, Fla. Work i...
Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

Lockheed to support, train Iraqi air force on C-130J aircraft

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July 2 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has been awarded an $ 85 million five-year contract to train the Iraqi air force on their six C-130J aircraft. The deal, announced Friday by the Department of Defense, allows the U.S. Air Force to support the Iraqis with contractor logistics support, technical assistance and logistics. It will also include aircraft and aerospace ground equipment, spares, repairs and familiarization training on the C-130J aircraft. Work will be performed at Martyr Mohammed Ala Air Base in Iraq and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2022. Foreign military sales funds amounting to more than $ 16 million will be obligated at the time of award, with the overall value of the contract set at a ceiling value of $ 100 million. Let's block ads! (Why?) Business News - UPI.com
Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

Health
President Donald Trump said Friday that he was inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation's legal landscape for pot users and businesses. The federal ban that puts marijuana on the same level as LSD and heroin has created a conflict with about 30 states that have legalized pot in some form, creating a two-tiered enforcement system at the state and federal levels. The legislation would ensure states have the right to determine the best approach to marijuana within their borders, but some U.S. restrictions would remain, including sales of non-medical pot to people under 21. The proposal introduced Thursday has support from members of Congress from both parties, including Republican U.S. Sen. C...