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Johns Hopkins University Inks $92Mln to Help Air Force Plan for Nuclear War

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Johns Hopkins University in the US state of Maryland has been awarded a $92Mln contract to analyze strategic and tactical air-delivered and ground-based nuclear weapon systems capability and develop planning for their use, the US Department of Defense announced in a press release.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Defense Department said the contractor will provide support in the mission in development planning and Air Force nuclear vulnerability assessments.

"Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) has been awarded a $92,000,000 contract for continuing the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center’s strategic partnership with JHU/APL," the release said on Monday.

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Moreover, the university will also provide "strategic and tactical air delivered and ground-based nuclear weapon system capability, and nuclear command, control and communications," the release added.

The JHU/APL manages more than 600 programs primarily for the departments of Defense and Homeland Security as well as for the National Security Agency and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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