€4.1 billion can still be mobilized in EU Budget to tackle #Coronavirus crisis  

Ahead of the European Parliament’s vote on the first coronavirus measures during the extraordinary plenary session on 26 March, Siegfried Muresan MEP, the European People’s Party (EPP) vice president and EPP Group vice chairman responsible for EU Budget, proposed to mobilize additional €4.1 billion in the EU Budget. “Unprecedented times require unprecedented actions. The EPP fully...

Lockheed Martin receives almost $1 billion for new hypersonic weapon system – Defence Blog

Pentagon’s No.1 weapons supplier Lockheed Martin Corp. has received a $988,8 million U.S. Air Force contract modification for the next-generation hypersonic weapon system, U.S. Department of Defense reported on Monday.The modification to the previously awarded contract covers critical design review, test and production readiness support of the Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon, or ARRW,...

Spacewalk: Astronauts set to replace coolant pumps on $2 billion cosmic ray detector

After prepping their patient — a $2 billion cosmic ray detector — during two earlier spacewalks, two astronauts are set to operate during a third outing Monday, performing what amounts to transplant surgery by installing replacement coolant pumps. The work requires European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA crewmate Drew Morgan to attach an intricate pump module to the 7.5-ton...