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General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

General election 2019: Labour pledges billions for home energy upgrades

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Labour is pledging to cut UK carbon emissions by 10% through the largest home improvement programme for decades.A Labour government would fund £60bn of energy-saving upgrades to low-income households over the next decade while wealthier households would receive interest-free loans for enhancements.The party said loft insulation, enhanced double glazing and new heating systems would help cut energy use.The Conservatives said the plan would "wreck the economy" and "put up bills".A spokesperson for the Tories said while tackling climate change was vital, "independent experts and even Labour's own unions say their promises don't stack up".Labour says its policy, called "Warm Homes for All", would create 450,000 jobs involved in the installation of energy-savi
Lockheed nets $80M contract for Aegis system upgrades

Lockheed nets $80M contract for Aegis system upgrades

Business
Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin received an $ 80 million contract from the U.S. Navy for electronic equipment upgrades to the Aegis missile system, the Pentagon announced. The new contract modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, calls for Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Mission Systems division to cover the production, test and delivery of multi-mission signal processor equipment sets, electronic equipment fluid coolers, AEGIS Weapon System AMOD [Aegis Modernization] upgrade equipment and Kill Assessment System equipment and spare parts. The deal calls for the Navy to underwrite 78.1 percent of the expenses, with Australia and Japan, where some of the equipment is located, to pay for 21.9 percent. The Aegis Combat System is an integrated naval weapons system using ra...
Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

Lockheed Martin gets $22.5M contract for Aegis upgrades

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July 19 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin was awarded a $ 22.5 million modification to a prior contract Thursday for integration and delivery of the Aegis Baseline 9 weapons system. The contract calls for the modernization of existing U.S. Navy systems using open architecture principles and software upgrades to increase the lethality of the surface navy. The Aegis Combat System is an advanced command and control and weapon control system using powerful computers and radars to track and guide weapons to destroy enemy targets. Through the improvements, newer and more powerful missiles can be fired from ships, and the use of the latest Aegis weapons systems capabilities can be used against air and missile threats. The contract with Lockheed Martin's Rotary and Missions Systems division calls for the...
Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

Raytheon contracted for additional upgrades to AMRAAMs

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Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Raytheon Missile Systems received a $ 21 million modification of its contract for missile improvement software for the U.S. Air Force. The modification, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, covers work on the advanced medium-range air-to-air-missile [AMRAAM] system, brought the initial $ 50 million contract's value up to $ 71 million. Work on program software architecture and design risk reduction will be performed at the Raytheon facility in Tucson, Ariz. According to the Navy, all orders on the new contract will be placed by Sept. 30, with deliveries on the orders expected by Sept. 30, 2022. The AMRAAM missile, which can also be surface-launched, is regarded as a dominant air-to-air missile, with 25 years of design upgrades and improvements. It is used by th...