Defense Defense Contractors

  • Submarine builder General Dynamics Electric Boat, based in Groton, Connecticut, delivered the submarine that will become the USS Illinois to the Navy on Saturday after nearly five and a half years of construction. It took thousands of shipyard employees in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Virginia and submarine supply businesses nationwide to build the $2.7...

  • PARIS/FRANCE, Aug 25- France and India on Thursday played down the security risk posed by leaked data on French-designed submarines that a source told Reuters was probably stolen by a French former employee and that has raised concerns over a $38 billion contract with Australia. More than 22,000 pages of data about six submarines that France's DCNS is...

  • PARIS, Aug 25- Documents relating to Indian submarines were stolen from French naval contractor DCNS and not leaked, a French government source said on Thursday, adding that the information published so far showed only operational aspects of the submarines. India and France have opened investigations after The Australian newspaper published on Wednesday...

  • NEW DELHI, Aug 25- India said on Thursday that it sees no immediate security risk from the leak to an Australian newspaper of secret documents detailing the capability of a French-designed submarine being built for its navy. The first is expected to enter service by the end of the year as India seeks to rebuild its dwindling fleet and assert its hegemony over the...

  • People visit on October 28, 2014 the DCNS stand at the Euronaval naval defense equipment fair in le Bourget, south of Paris.

    Detailed plans for submarines built for the Indian navy have been leaked, raising cyber-security concerns, the NYT reports.

  • *French firm in talks with Australia for $38 bln submarine deal. SYDNEY/ PARIS, Aug 24- French naval contractor DCNS said on Wednesday it may have been the victim of "economic warfare" after secrets about its Scorpene submarines being built in India were leaked. India opened an investigation after The Australian newspaper published documents relating to the...

  • PARIS— Sensitive data on submarines designed for India's navy have leaked from a leading French shipbuilder with military customers around the world. Analysts say the leak is a blow to India's navy and could compromise its underwater combat capabilities. India has spent $3.9 billion on six conventionally powered Scorpene submarines built by France's DCNS...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating the extent to which secrets about French Scorpene submarines being built in the country have been compromised, its defence ministry said on Wednesday, after a leak of documents relating to its combat capabilities. The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in...

  • SYDNEY/ NEW DELHI, Aug 24- India is investigating damage caused to French Scorpene submarines that are being built in the country, the defense ministry said on Wednesday, after the leak of documents relating to the vessel's combat capabilities. The massive leak has also raised doubts about the security of DCNS's submarine project in Australia where it won a A $50...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 24- The French shipbuilder which earlier this year won a A $50 billion contract to build Australia's next generation of submarines has suffered a massive data leak, raising doubts about the security of one of the world's biggest defence projects. France's DCNS Group beat out Germany's ThyssenKrupp AG and a Japanese-government backed bid by...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defence ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defense ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defence ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...

  • TOKYO, Aug 19- Japan's defense ministry will seek a record budget of 5.16 trillion yen for fiscal 2017, as tension rises in the East China Sea and North Korea steps up its missile threat, a government official with direct knowledge of the plan said. The hike of 2.3 percent over this year's budget of 5.05 trillion yen marks the fifth successive annual increase...

  • "The KC-46 program has made significant strides in moving the Air Force toward the modernization needed in our strategic tanker fleet," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said in a statement announcing the approval. The Air Force added it would soon award Boeing contracts for the first two batches, 19 aircraft in total, with a pre-negotiated combined value of...

  • STATE DEPT SAYS IT APPROVES POSSIBLE SALE OF MILITARY EQUIPMENT WORTH $1.15 BLN TO SAUDI ARABIA.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- Raytheon Co is being awarded a $524 million U.S. defense contract to build 47 SM-3 Block IB missiles, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- The U.S. Air Force on Tuesday declared an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, marking a major milestone for a program that has faced cost overruns and delays. The action is another achievement for the $379 billion program, the Pentagon's largest weapons project. "The U.S. Air Force decision to make the 15...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 2- The U.S. Air Force will on Tuesday declare an initial squadron of Lockheed Martin Corp F-35A fighter jets ready for combat, according to sources familiar with the decision. General Hawk Carlisle, who heads Air Combat Command, will announce at a news conference at 1:00 p.m. EST that the Air Force has an "initial operational capability" of the F-35...

  • General Hawk Carlisle, who heads Air Combat Command, will announce at a news conference at 1:00 p.m. EST that the Air Force has an "initial operational capability" of the F-35 jets, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak publicly. The Air Force follows the U.S. Marine Corps, which declared a first squadron of F-35s ready for combat in July 2015.