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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US authorities has accredited $84 million in contracts to guard unmanned aerial autos, house expertise and shipbuilding in the course of the COVID-19 disaster, the Division of Defence stated in a press launch.
“As part of the national response to COVID-19, and to support the domestic small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) industrial base, the Department of Defence awarded contracts totaling $13.4M to five companies to sustain the capabilities of this critical domestic industrial base”, the discharge stated on Friday.
The funding additionally included a $15 million settlement with LeoLabs to make sure the continued viability of house surveillance phased-array radar capabilities to investigate spacecraft in low earth orbit considered as important to nationwide defence.
The actions had been taken to assist retain important workforce capabilities all through the disruption brought on by COVID-19 and to revive some jobs misplaced due to the pandemic, the Defence Division defined.
Based on the discharge, the Division of Defence entered right into a $56 million settlement with ArcelorMittal Inc. to maintain important home industrial base shipbuilding functionality and capability as a part of the nationwide response to the novel coronavirus.