Siemens medical unit wins Pentagon deal worth up to $1.8 billion
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Siemens Medical Solutions, a unit of Germany's Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE), has won a contract valued at up to $1.8 billion to provide radiology systems, parts and other accessories to the U.S. military, the U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday in its daily digest of major weapons contracts.
It said the Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency was exercising the fifth option period on a contract that had seven one-year options. The latest option runs through March 30, 2015.
The contract allows the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and federal civilian agencies to order equipment as needed.
(Reporting by Andrea Shalal)
BEIJING/HONG KONG - China reiterated its opposition on Thursday to a European Union plan to limit airline carbon dioxide emissions and called for talks to resolve the issue a day after its major airlines refused to pay any carbon costs under the new law.