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May 27, 2016
Harris continues support services for missile defense systems
Melbourne, Fla. (UPI) May 26, 2016
U.S. missile warning, missile defense and space surveillance programs will continue to receive support and sustainment services from the Harris Corporation. The work, which comes through the U.S. Air Force's exercise of contracts options, is worth a total of $106 million. The services that will be provided to six ground-based weapons systems at 12 locations includes depot-level maintenance, repairs and upgrades, contractor logistics support and more - to ensure the weapon systems are co ... read more

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North Korea is a 'big worry for all of us': Obama at G7
US President Barack Obama took aim at North Korea Thursday, calling it a "big worry" after a meeting with his G7 counterparts, as tensions escalate following Pyongyang's series of nuclear tests. ... more

S. Korea navy fires warning shots after North incursion
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