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US Awards $1.2Bln to Enhance Space Force Systems

In this photo released by the US Air Force, Capt. Ryan Vickers stands for a photo to display his new service tapes after taking his oath of office to transfer from the US Air Force to the US Space Force at Al-Udeid Air Base, Qatar, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020.InternationalIndiaAfricaWASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Aerospace Corporation has been awarded a contract worth more than $1.2 billion to provide systems engineering and integration support to a US Space Force agency, the Department of Defense said in a press release. “The Aerospace Corp., El Segundo, California, has been awarded a $1,217,826,697…contract for systems engineering and integration support for the National Space Community,» the release said.MilitaryUS’ New Spy Satellite Constellation: Another Small Step Toward Militarization of Space8 June, 19:15 GMTThe Space Systems Command, a US Space Force agency, at El Segundo, California is contracting activity that will oversee the work, the Defense Department revealed.Work on the contract is expected to be completed by September of 2024, the release said.Moscow has repeatedly warned against militarizing space and and stressed that US and its allies are attempting to undermine international agreements designed to prevent an arms race in space and conflicts on orbit. The UN supports the idea that the militarization of space should be prevented and advocates for a ban on the weaponization of space.

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