As Pentagon Awards $90 Million Research Contract To Howard University, America Escalates Ukraine War By Sending Tanks

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Historically Black University Howard University has been awarded a five-year $90 million U.S. military research contract. It is the first HBCU to lead one of the Pentagon’s 15 university-affiliated research centers.& This news comes as the U.S. military has announced that it will send war tanks to Ukraine to assist the country in its conflict with Russia.The new Howard center is being funded by the Defense Department and the Air Force and will focus on tactical autonomy technology for military systems,& The Washington Post& reported. Researchers will begin work on Feb. 1 at Howard.Currently, the Pentagon has 14 existing university-affiliated research centers, where defense, industry, and academic officials share space and collaborate on basic and applied research. There are centers at the& University of Maryland at College Park& and& Johns Hopkins University& as well. Think of it as a long-term business investment— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 25, 2023 Meanwhile, the U.S. is finalizing plans to send approximately 30 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, two U.S. officials familiar with the plans told& CNN. The U.S. will also send a small number of recovery vehicles, which are tracked vehicles used to assist in the repair of tanks on the battlefield or the...