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Raytheon recieves 402.66 million dollar contract for SPY-6 radars from US navy

Washington, Mar 15 (UNI) Raytheon Co., an US defence contractor on Thursday said that it had got a $402.6 million order for SPY-6 radars for the US Navy.The company specializes in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.
Raytheon said Integrated Defence Systems is awarded a fixed-price-incentive modification to previously-awarded contract N00024-14-C-5315 to exercise options for Air and Missile Defence Radar Program or AMDR low-rate initial production or LRIP.
This modification will provide for three AMDR LRIP units. The LRIP units will be deployed on DDG 51 Flight III-class ships, RTTNews reported.
The project is expected to be completed by March 2023 and will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
The fiscal 2019 shipbuilding and conversion (Navy) funding in the amount of $402.66 million will be obligated at time of award and will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
The contracting activity is the Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia.
In its annual budget for the fiscal year 2020 which is scheduled to begin in October 2019, saw an increase of five per cent in the military spending.
The defence spending would increase to $750 billion, out of this, $718.3 billion will be allocated for the Pentagon and $32 billion for the Energy Department to maintain and provide fuel for America's nuclear arsenal.
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UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination

22 Mar 2019 | 1:48 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Friday by a self-declared white supremacist, several top UN officials and human rights experts have stressed, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

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More children killed by unsafe water than bullets

22 Mar 2019 | 1:37 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) A lack of safe water, is far deadlier for children than war in more than a dozen conflict-affected countries, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said in a report launched to coincide with World Water Day, marked on 22 March.

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Education critical to ensure future of forests

22 Mar 2019 | 1:34 PM

United Nations, Mar 22 (UNI) The UN has drawn attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

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Education critical to ensure future of forests: UN

22 Mar 2019 | 11:32 AM

Geneva, Mar 22 (UNI) The United Nations on Friday drew attention to the vital role that forests play in addressing some of the world’s greatest environmental challenges and the importance of tackling the issues that threaten them, such as deforestation, and land degradation.

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Malaysian peacekeepers in Lebanon proud to serve their homeland

22 Mar 2019 | 11:09 AM

Beirut, Mar 22 (UNI) Peacekeepers from Malaysia serving under the United Nations flag in Lebanon face a “a totally new experience” according to the commander of the Malaysian contingent in the country.

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