DEFENSE The U.S. Army is to purchase the Israeli--developed Rafael Iron Dome rocket-intercepting air-defense system in a $380 million deal including 12 launchers, two radars and 240 Tamir missiles. A 12-year, $1.1 billion program to replace the wings on 173 U.S. Air Force A-10s has been completed, extending their life to 10,000 flight hours and allowing the aircraft to remain in service to 2030. The U.S. Global Positioning System has provided $1.4 trillion worth of nongovernmental ...


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