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More than 20,000 US troops have contracted COVID-19, as numbers continue to rise
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More than 20,000 US troops have contracted COVID-19, as numbers continue to rise

Coronavirus cases have climbed more than 20% in US service members this week, to 20,212, as the military strives against the pandemic, mirroring to a certain extent the challenges civilian leaders are facing across the country. Defense officials have pointed to local spikes in states like California, Arizona, Texas, Georgia and Florida, all home to multiple...

Valor awards granted to 8 US Marines for hours of close Combat in Afghanistan
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Valor awards granted to 8 US Marines for hours of close Combat in Afghanistan

A Marine master sergeant blasted his way into a building filled with at least eight Taliban fighters in an attempt to save an Afghan comrade during an hours-long fight in which he braved point-blank gunfire and grenade blasts, earning him the nation’s third-highest valor award. The master sergeant was one of eight Marine Raiders recognized...

Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement
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Lockheed Martin receives a $6.07 billion contract for Patriot PAC-3 Enhancement

A $6.07 billion contract from the U.S. Army has been received by Lockheed Martin for the production of Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) interceptors and associated equipment, to be delivered across FY21, FY22, and FY23 contract years. PAC-3 MSE provides the latest enhancement of the MIM-104 Patriot weapon system. The system leverages an advanced multi-mission interceptor...

DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry
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DARPA aims at upgrading software with secure components from the industry

U.S. military researchers are being seeking help from the private industrial sector in order to upgrade components of mission-critical software for aerospace and defense applications with more secure and higher-performing code. Officials of the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) in Arlington, Va., will brief industry in an online webinar from noon to 4...

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